National Arms of San Marino

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NATIONAL ARMS OF SAN MARINO

Arms of National Arms of San Marino

Official blazon

D’azzurro, alla torre quadrata di rosso, merlata di tre pezzi alla ghibellina.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially adopted on April 6, 1862.

The arms are from medieval origin and show the three historical fortresses on the Monte Titano. To emphasise the freedom of the city, the word Libertas (liberty) and the feathers were added. In 1862 the crown was a further addition to emphasise the sovereignty of the country.

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The three towers on the Monte Titano
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The arms on a car license plate
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The arms as seen in the city of San Marino
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The arms on a coin from 1973
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The arms on a coin from 2002


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The arms on a Dutch trade card from around 1905
Arms of National Arms of San Marino

The arms on a German postcard from around 1910


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Literature : Image from http://www.aradicacivica.it


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