Lyon

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Blason de Lyon/Arms (crest) of Lyon
LYON

Country : France
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Département : Rhône
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Official blazon
French De gueules au lion d'argent; au chef cousu d'azur à trois fleurs de lis d'or.
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Origin/meaning

The lion is a canting symbol for the city, and has been used on the seals of the city since the 13th century. The chief of France was granted by King Philippe V in 1320. The arms have not changed since.

The city has since 1949 the right to use the chain of the Légion d'honneur around the shield. The city also uses the motto "avant avant lion le melhor"

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Literature: Tricou et al., 1963


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