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OPHOVEN

Province : Limburg
Incorporated into : 1971 Kinrooi

Wapen van Ophoven

Official blazon

  • (1819) Van blaauw, beladen met het afbeeldsel van de H.Servaas van goud.
  • (1846) D'azur, au Saint Servais, en costume épiscopal d'or.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 21 1819 and again on July 30, 1846.

The arms show the local patron saint, St. Servatius, as was already used on the old seal of the council (see below). As in 1819 no historical colours were known, the arms were granted in the Dutch national colours. After the Belgian independance the arms were continued, with the same colours.

The old seal showed St. Servatius and a small shield with three horns, the arms of the Lords of Horne, who ruled the villages of Ophoven and Geistingen since the 13th century.

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The seal of the local council (date unknown)
Wapen van/Blason de Ophoven

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930

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Literature : Servais, 1955