Oost-Vlaanderen

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Civic Heraldry of Belgium - Belgische Gemeentewapens / Armorial de Belgique
Wapen van België

OOST-VLAANDEREN

Wapen van Oost-Vlaanderen

Official blazon

  • (1816) Een zwarten leeuw op een goud veld, met die verandering en bijvoeging, dat de voormaltge graaflijke kroon worde weggelaten en daarentegen een gedeelte van het schild van 's Rijks wapen met de daarop behoorende koninklijke kroon boven het genoemde provinciale wapen uitsteke, en zulks met de omschrijving: Flandria Orientalis.
  • (1997) In goud een leeuw van sabel, geklauwd en getongd van keel. Het schild getopt met een gravenkroon met dertien parels *uu*un drie verheven en gehouden door twee leeuwen van sabel, geklauwd en getongd van keel. Het geheel geplaatst op een sokkel van drie treden van zilver.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 27, 1997.

The black lion on a golden field is the original arms of the Counts of Vlaanderen, which is known since 1162 on the seal of Filips van Vlaanderen. The colours are known since the mid 13th century. Ever since the lion has been the symbol of the Counts of Vlaanderen and the province of Vlaanderen.

The province of Oost-Vlaanderen was created in 1813 and received the first arms on August 10, 1816.

Oostvlaanderen1.jpg

The arms show the lion of Vlaanderen with a chief, showing the Dutch National arms. After the Belgian independence in 1830 the chief was removed.

The arms were widely used, but never officially granted. The arms were generally used with the crown of a Count. Only in 1997 the arms were granted, now with as supporters the lion of Vlaanderen.

Wapen van/Blason de Oost-Vlaanderen

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Arms of Oost-Vlaanderen

The arms on a tile, 1930s
Wapen van/Blason de Oost-Vlaanderen

The arms on a police badge (source)


Literature : Vries, H. de : Wapens van de Nederlanden, Amsterdam, 1995.


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