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Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom > Channel Islands
Gules three lions passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure.
The arms are those of the Kingdom of England and of Normandy. The arms are identical to those used by Guernsey (except for the small leaf on top of the Guernsey arms).
The arms have never officially been granted to the islands. The arms are derived from the oldest known seals of the island, which were granted in 1290/1 by King Edward I. The seals showed the royal arms, i.e. the three lions. Ever since the islands have used the royal arms as their own, on seals, prints and coins.
The continued use of the royal arms was granted after a long discussion in 1907, but the arms were not officially granted to the islands.
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
The arms in the Abadie albums
The arms on a 1813 coin
The arms on a 1966 coin
Parishes of Jersey
Jersey is divided into 12 parishes, all use arms, mainly with the attribute of the parish saint.
- Saint Brélade
- Saint Clement
- Saint Helier
- Saint John
- Saint Lawrence
- Saint Martin
- Saint Mary
- Saint Ouen
- Saint Peter
- Saint Saviour
See also Heraldic stamps of Jersey
Literature : Bretton, no year.
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