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Province : Antwerpen
Additions : 1977 's Gravenwezel

Wapen van Schilde

Official blazon

  • (1876) Ecartelé au premier et au quatrième d'or au sanglier passant de sable; au deuxième et troisième, de sable à trois chevrons d'argent. L'écu surmonté d'une couronne à neuf perles soutenu à dextre d'un home sauvage tenant sa massue sur l'épaule droite et à senestre d'une femme sauvage tenant de sa main gauche un long bâton au naturel, les tenants feuillés et couronnés de sinople.
  • (1981) Gevierendeeld 1. en 4. in goud een gaande ever van sabel met slagtanden van zilver 2. en 3. in sabel drie kepers van zilver; hartschild: in keel een keper van zilver, vergezeld van drie rozen van hetzelfde.


The arms were granted on October 12, 1876 and again on September 16, 1981.

The old arms are identical to the arms of the Van de Werve family.


In the late 17th century the Van de Werve family acquired the Schilde estate. The local council started to use the family arms as arms of the village in the 18th century. Even though these were not granted, the village used the complete arms of the Van de Werve family, including supporters and crown (see also Lichtaart and Vorselaar)

In the new arms an escutcheon with the arms of 's Gravenwezel was added.

Wapen van/Blason de Schilde

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

The arms on a police badge (source)

Literature : Servais, 1955; Anonymous : Van evers en heiligen - wapens en vlaggen van de gemeenten in de provincie Antwerpen. Antwerpen, 1998.


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