Army Heraldry Office, Portuguese Army

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ARMY HERALDRY OFFICE, PORTUGUESE ARMY

Arms of Army Heraldry Office, Portuguese Army

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Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The field is Gules and the charges Or. The Crest is a Lion rampant Or holding a Shield Argent charged with a Cross Azure.

The Tumpets and Shield symbolises the work of a Herald. The Lion is a symbol of the Army, it is holding a Shield with the ancient Arms of Portugal.

The Motto translates as "I sing of of arms and of a man" this is the begining of Virgil's Aeneid.

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Literature: Normas de Heráldica do Exército Regulamento da Simbologica do Exército