Avenches

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AVENCHES

Canton : Vaud
Additions : 2006 Donatyre; 2011 Oleyres

Armoiries de Avenches

Official blazon

De gueules au buste de maure de profil au naturel, tortillé d'argent et vêtu d'azur au col d'or.

Origin/meaning

The arms are based on the oldest seals of the town, which showed a man's head. Only on the seal of 1564 the head was changed into a Moor, probably based on some legends regarding Saracens in the region. The arms have not changed since.

Seal of Avenches

The oldest seal from the 13th century
Seal of Avenches

The seal from 1564
Seal of Avenches

The seal from ?
Seal of Avenches

The seal from ?
Wappen von/Blason de Avenches

Wappen von/Blason de Avenches

Variations of the arms in the Kaffee Hag albums 1914-1960
Wappen von/Blason de Avenches

Wappen von/Blason de Avenches

The arms on a Dutch tobacco card (+/- 1910)

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Literature : Dubois and Cornaz, 1922; Kohler, 1896