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Coat of arms of Monaco

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Coat of arms of Monaco

The Royal Arms of Prince Albert II are his arms of dominion in right of Monaco.

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

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.

The collar surrounding the shield represents the Order of St. Charles.

Motto

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

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Emblems.

Coat of arms of Monaco is part of the Coat of Arms group.

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