Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

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SINT-JANS-MOLENBEEK / MOLENBEEK-SAINT-JEAN

Province : Stadsgewest Brussel / Région Bruxelles

Wapen van Sint-Jans-Molenbeek/Armoiries de Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

Official blazon

  • (1818) Van blaauw beladen met het beeld van St. Jan met het banier over het lam, alles van goud.
  • (1839, nl) In lazuur een Sint-Jan-de-Doper van goud.
  • (1839, fr) D'azur à un St-Jean d'or.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in 1818 and confirmed on May 16, 1839.

The arms show St. John, the local patron saint shown as a young man. As no historical colours were known, the arms were granted in the Dutch national colours. These were continued after the Belgium independence in 1830.

Wapen van/Blason de Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

The arms on a police badge (source)
Arms of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

The arms on a road sign (image Derek Howard)
Arms of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

The arms in the town hall (image Derek Howard)
Arms of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

The arms in the town hall (image Derek Howard)


Literature : Servais, 1955