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Armorial du Monde
Civic heraldry of France
Armorial de France
Département : Aisne
- (fr) D'azur au buste de saint Quentin auréolé d'argent accompagné de trois fleurs de lis d'or.
The arms show the bust of St. Quentin, the local patron saint. The three fleur-de-lys are a royal symbol, granted, according to legend, in 1215 when the vity was annexed by France by King Philippe Auguste.
In 1752, King Louis XV awarded the Croix des Mayeurs to the city for its loyalty. In 1897 the city received the Legion of Honor for its resistance against the Prussians during the war of 1870-71. Occupied at the end of August 1914, the city became the victim of the German withdrawal on the Hindenburg line in March 1917. It wass destroyed for 80% during the withdrawal. The Croix de Guerre was awarded in 1920.
The arms in a 16th century manuscript
The arms in Traversier (1842)
The arms by Guilbert, 1853
The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
The arms on the wall of town hall of Ecaussinnes in Belgium,
erected by the evacuees of St Quentin in thanks.
(image Derek Howard, 2018)
Literature : Image made by Massimo Ghirardi