Coat of arms of Jersey

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Coat of arms of Jersey
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Armiger Elizabeth II Duke of Normandy
Escutcheon Gules three leopards passant guardant in pale Or armed and langued Azure.

The coat of arms of Jersey is a red shield with three gold leopards passant guardant (les trois léopards in French). It derives from the seal granted to the island’s bailiff by Edward I in 1279.[1] In 1907, Edward VII sanctioned the claimed usage by the island of the arms.[2]

It is very similar to the arms of Normandy, Guernsey and England. Since 1981, the arms have been included in the flag of Jersey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flags of the World
  2. ^ The Bailiwick of Jersey, G.R. Balleine, London 1951