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Département : Haute-Vienne

Armoiries de Limoges

Official blazon

De gueules, au chef de Saint Martial de carnation, orné à l’antique d’or, ombré de sable, entre deux lettres gothiques d’or S et M ; au chef d’azur, chargé de trois fleurs de lis d’or.


Limoges was evangelized by Saint Martial, who came to the city around 250 with two companions, Alpinianus and Austriclinienus.

The arms thus show the bust of St. Martial as well as his initials S.M. The chief shows the three fleur-de-lys of the Royal French arms, indicating the importance of the city.

Blason de Limoges

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Limoges

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
Blason de Limoges

The arms by Guilbert, 1853
Blason de Limoges

The arms on a trade card from Félix Potin
BLason de Limoges

The arms on a postcard by Barré Dayez
Blason de Limoges

The arms on a postcard by Kroma
Blason de Limoges

The arms on a postcard by Maurice Jacquez

Literature : Louis, 1949


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