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MURCIA

Region : Región de Murcia

Escudo de Murcia

Official blazon

En campo de gules un corazón de este color, fileteado de oro, y en torno a él la leyenda –Priscas novissima exaltat et amor- cargado de una lis y un león del propio metal. Sumado de corona real y acompañado de seis coronas, también de oro, en dos, en dos y dos; bordura de León y Castilla, en sus esmaltes, en 16 componentes. Al timbre, corona real.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 21, 1968, but initially already in 1715.

The city was the capital of a small Moorish Kingdom and was taken by Alfonso X of Castille and Leon in 1263. The arms were granted in 1715 and show 5 crowns for the old Kingdom and the bordure of Castille and Leon. I have no information on the meaning of the heart.


Literature : de Cadenas, A. A. and de Cadenas, V. : Heraldica de las comunidades autonomas y de las capitales de provincia. Hidalguia, Madrid, 1985; Louda, J. : European Civic Heraldry. Hamlyn, London, 1966.


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