Lille (Belgium)

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LILLE

Province : Antwerpen
Additions : 1977 Gierle, Poederlee, Wechelderzande

Wapen van Lille (Belgium)

Official blazon

  • (1819) Van lazuur beladen met St. Petrus van goud.
  • (1838) Een hemelsblauw veld waerop eenen gulden St-Peter.
  • (1985) In lazuur een Sint-Pieter houdende een sleutel in de rechterhand, van goud.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on October 6, 1819 and confirmed on December 31, 1838 and December 2, 1985.

The arms show the local patron saint, St. Peter, holding a key. The saint also appeared on the local seal, known from 1638-1770.

The colours are the Dutch national colours, as in 1813 the mayor applied without indicating the colours. The arms were thus granted in the national colours. When the arms were confirmed after the Belgian independence, the colours were not changed.

Lille1819.jpg

The arms from 1819
Wapen van/Blason de Lille (Belgium)

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Lille (Belgium)

The arms on a police badge (source)


Literature : Anonymous : Van evers en heiligen - wapens en vlaggen van de gemeenten in de provincie Antwerpen. Antwerpen, 1998.