Coat of arms of Monaco

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Coat of arms of Monaco
Coat of arms of Monaco.svg
Versions
Coat of arms of Monaco (version).svg
Version with buglers (commonly seen on vehicle registration plates)
ArmigerAlbert II, Prince of Monaco
BlazonFusily (lozengy) argent and gules
SupportersTwo Catholic Christian Friars Minor hairy, bearded and wearing shoes, each of them holding a raised sword, standing on a scroll charged with the motto
MottoDeo Juvante
(Latin for "With God's Help")
Order(s)Order of Saint-Charles

The coat of arms of Monaco refers to the arms of dominion of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco in right of Monaco.

Shield[edit]

Arms of Monaco on a memorial stone to Princess Grace: Fusily argent and gules.

The shield is blazoned (described in the technical language of heraldry) as fusily (or lozengy) argent and gules.

Supporters[edit]

The monks supporting the shield in the coat of arms allude to the conquest of Monaco in 1297, when François Grimaldi entered the city with soldiers dressed as monks, with swords hidden under their cassocks.

Collar[edit]

The collar surrounding the shield represents the Order of Saint-Charles.

Motto[edit]

The Grimaldi family's motto, Deo Juvante, is Latin for "With God's Help".

References[edit]

  • Velde, François. "Monaco". Heraldica. Retrieved March 25, 2005.