Coat o airms o Monaco

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The Ryal Airms o His Serene Hieness Prince Albert II are his arms o dominion in richt o Monaco.

Features[eedit | eedit soorce]

Interior[eedit | eedit soorce]

The central shield is "blazoned" (describit in the technical leid o heraldry), fusily (or lozengy) argent an gules.

Exterior[eedit | eedit soorce]

The monks supportin the shield in the coat o airms allude tae the conquest o Monaco in 1297, when François Grimaldi entered the ceety wi sodgers dressed as monks, wi swords hidden unner thair cassocks.

The collar surroondin the shield represents the Order o St. Charles.

Motto[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Grimaldi motto, Deo Juvante, is Laitin for "Wi God's help".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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