Melle (Deux-Sèvres)

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Département : Deux-Sèvres
Additions: 2019 Mazières-sur-Béronne, Paizay-le-Tort, Saint-Léger-de-la-Martinière, Saint-Martin-lès-Melle

Blason de Melle (Deux-Sèvres)/Coat of arms (crest) of {{PAGENAME
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French D'azur à trois pièces de monnaies ancienne d'argent.
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The arms show three ancient coins found in a hoard in the village in the middle of the 19th century. During the early Middle Ages, Melle was an active center of minting, thanks to important silver mines located under and around the city. These were mined from 602 to at least 995. The Aachen penny of Charlemagne, the first coin of Charlemagne to be found at his capital of Aachen, was minted at Metullo. This coin is shown in the base of the arms.

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