National Arms of Monaco

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to: navigation, search
Monaco.jpg
Heraldry of the World
Civic heraldry of Monaco
Monaco.jpg

THE NATIONAL ARMS OF MONACO

Monaco.jpg

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

These are the arms of the Grimaldi family. The supporters, two monks holding swords, recall how the disguise under which the first Grimaldi to rule over Monaco penetrated the fort in 1297. The chain is the Order of Charles the Holy and was added in the early 20th century.

The motto Deo Juvante, is Latin for With God's help and is the motto of the Grimaldi family.


The arms are also used by the Prince as well as the city of Monaco.

Offical use of the arms :

Monaco2.jpg

The arms at the consulate in Estonia (source:Wikipedia)
Monaco3.jpg

The arms at the embassy in Paris (source:Wikipedia,
monks look decapitated, but sticker with the arms has curled !)
Monacoc1.jpg

The arms on a 1982 coin
Monaco4.jpg

The arms on a 2009 car license plate

Other uses:

Monaco2.kh.jpg

The arms on a Dutch trade card from around 1910
Monaco.bd.jpg

The arms on a French postcard from the 1970s
Monaco.honig.jpg

The arms on a Dutch trade card from around 1910
10-monaco.fer.jpg

The arms on a Uruguayan cigarette card from around 1920
Monaco.hagfr.jpg

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Mc-1947max.jpg

The arms on a postcard from 1949
Mc-p85.jpg

The arms on a modern stamp
Monaco.bd.jpg

The arms on a French postcard from the 1970s


Literature :


Help maintaining Heraldry of the World !

Heraldry of the World is a private site, which is on-line since 1996. It is a hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc). If you would like to support this site, donations are very welcome ! You can support the site by donating items (books, pdf, images and other items) or financially using the PayPal button below.
All donations send to this specific PayPal address will be used for acquiring books or other items for the site and not for private use.