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LYON

Département : Rhône

Armoiries de Lyon

Official blazon

De gueules au lion d'argent; au chef cousu d'azur à trois fleurs de lis d'or.

Origin/meaning

The lion is a canting symbol for the city, and has been used on the seals of the city since the 13th century. The chief of France was granted by King Philippe V in 1320. The arms have not changed since.

Blason de Lyon

The arms shown in 1519 (source)


The city has since 1949 the right to use the chain of the Légion d'honneur around the shield. The city also uses the motto "avant avant lion le melhor"

Blason de Lyon

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
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The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens
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The arms on a trade card from Félix Potin
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The arms on a postcard by Barré Dayez
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The arms on a postcard by Kroma
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The arms on a British tobacco card from around 1906
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The arms on a postcard by Maurice Jacquez
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The arms on a postcard from the 1990s
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The arms on a stamp
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The arms on a medal


Literature : Tricou et al., 1963