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Country : France
Département : Rhône
|French||De gueules au lion d'argent; au chef cousu d'azur à trois fleurs de lis d'or.|
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"
The arms shown in 1519 (source)
The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
The arms on a postcard by Kroma
The arms on a philatelic card (with Brest)
Literature: Tricou et al., 1963
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