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Province : Vlaams-Brabant
Additions: 1977 Nossegem, Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Sterrebeek

Wapen van Zaventem/Coat of arms (crest) of Zaventem

Official blazon

  • (1904) Van goud met drie blauwe molenijzer, het schild rustend op de zilveren schachten van twee bannieren, de rechte met de wapens van het schild, de linker blauw, bezet met een gouden schildje waarop een everskop met natuurlijke kleuren.
  • (1981) In goud drie molenijzers van lazuur. Het schild geplaatst voor de zilveren schachten van twee banieren, rechts: in lazuur een schildhoofd van zilver beladen met drie palen van keel, links: in goud een dwarsbalk van lazuur beladen met drie potten van goud.


The new arms show the old arms of Zaventem and Nossegem, with banners with symbols for Sint Stevens Woluwe and Sterrebeek.

The previous arms were granted on September 24, 1904.


The three so-called mill-irons, are derived from the arms of the Boisschot family, last Lords of Zaventem since 1605. Their arms are again derived from the arms of the Rovere family, who used the mill-irons already in the 13th century. See also Erps-Kwerps. The seal of Zaventem showed in 1608 only the shield. In 1621 Zaventem was promoted to a barony and the new seals show the arms placed against a Cross of Calatrava and with two banners; one with the three mill-irons, the other with a boar. These arms were grante din 1904, but without the Cross of Calatrava.

The meaning of the boar's head is not known, it has been suggeste dthat it was the oldest symbol for the village.

Wapen van/Blason de Zaventem

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

The arms on a police badge (source)

Literature: Servais, 1955

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