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RONSE

Province : Oost-Vlaanderen

Wapen van Ronse

Official blazon

  • (1818) Van goud beladen met een zwarte dubbelden arend met rooden bekken en tongen en klaauwen, het schild gedekt met een gouden kroon.
  • (1838) Geel koleur met eenen arend, met twee hoofden van zwart koleur, met uytgestokene tong, bek, pooten en klauwen van rood koleur, het wapen gedekt met eene gulden kroon.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 2, 1818 and were confirmed on April 13, 1838.

The arms show the imperial eagle of the Holy Roman Empire. Ronse was an important city since medieval times and probably received the right to use the eagle in the 14th or 15th century. Due to severe fires, no seals or documents of that period are left. The oldest known use of the eagle dates from a map dating from 1610, where the arms are shown as above. All later seals and images show the same arms.

Wapen van/Blason de Ronse

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

The arms on a police badge (source)



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Literature : Servais, 1955