Villers-Saint-Amand

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VILLERS-SAINT AMAND

Province : Hainaut
Incorporated into : 1977 Ath

Armoiries de Villers-Saint-Amand

Official blazon

Ecartelé: aux 1 et 4 chevvronné d'or et de gueules de douze pièces, qui est d'Egmont; aux 2 et 3 d'or à la bande de gueules, qui est de Bade, sur le tout: parti d'azur au lion contourné d'or couronné du même, armé et lampassé de gueules, et d'or au lion de sable, armé et lampassé de gueules, qui est de Gueldre.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 23, 1911.

The arms are a combination of the arms of different families/territories; the first and fourth quarter show the arms of the Counts of Egmond, the second and third those of the Dukes of Baden, and the escutcheon shows the arms of the Counts of Gelre (identical to those of Gelderland, and combined of the lions of Geldern and Jülich).

The oldest seal of the local council dates from 1580 and shows the (complicated) arms of the Abbot of the Saint-Amand Abbey, to which the village belonged, with Saint Armand as a supporter. The Abbot at the time was Count George van Egmond. The arms also showed the escutcheon of the counts of Gelre, part of the lineage of the Counts of Egmond. The above arms appear for the first time on the seal of 1658. The origin of the bend for Baden I do not know.

Wapen van/Blason de Villers-Saint-Amand

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930

Literature: Servais, 1955


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