Verviers

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VERVIERS

Province : Liège
Additions : 1930 Hodimont; 1977 Ensival, Heusy, Lambermont, Petit-Rechain, Stembert

Armoiries de Verviers

Official blazon

  • (1898) Coupé en chef d'argent, à trois lions de sinople couronnés d'or, en pointe, aussi d'argent à la branche de chêne au naturel englantée d'or; l'écu surmonté d'une couronne murale d'or. Devise: Vert et vieux.
  • (1980) Coupé: en chef d'argent à trois lions de sinople armés et lampassés de gueules, couronnés d'or, qui est du marquisat de Franchimont; en pointe, cousu d'argentdlabranche de chéne au naturel englantée d'or. L'écu sommé d'une couronne murale d'or à trois tours. Devise: vert et vieux, de sinople sur un listel d'argent.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on January 6, 1898 and again on February 12, 1980.

The oldest arms of the city showed only a branch of an oak tree. These were used until 1695 when the city council decided that the arms should be divided with in the upper half the arms of the County Franchimont, and in the lower the oak tree. These arms were used until the 19th century and officially granted in 1898.

Wapen van/Blason de Verviers

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

The arms on a police badge (source)


Literature : Servais, 1955


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