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Civic heraldry of France - Armorial de France
Département : Somme
De gueules au lierre d'argent ; au chef d'azur semé de fleurs de lis d'or.
Motto : "liliis tenaci vimine jungor"
The arms are decorated with the following medals:
- Légion d’honneur (since June 2, 1948).
- Croix de guerre 1914-1918.
- Croix de guerre 1939-1945
Philippe Auguste supposedly granted the arms to the city of Amiens in 1185.
These arms underwent many transformations ever since: at the beginning the background was completely red, then it was decorated with an arabesques which became two branches of wicker, and then leaves of ivy meaning "the loyalty and the constant alliance of the city to the French crown".
During the Empire the blue part with golden lilies of France was replaced by three golden bees upon a red chief.
The arms on collector's items :
The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
The arms on a postcard
The arms on a local token or medal from 1886
The arms on a trade card, 1920s
The arms on a postcard, 1990s
The arms on a postcard by Robert Louis
The arms on a British tobacco card, 1906
The arms in the city:
The arms on the city hall