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Luxembourg: Coat of arms

Last modified: 2005-12-03 by ivan sache
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Coat of arms of Luxembourg (left, greater arms; middle, middle arms; right, lesser arms) - Images by Santiago Dotor, 20 May 2002, after the official website of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

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Origin of the arms of Luxembourg

According to Crampton's The World of Flags [cra90], the arms of Luxembourg date from the medieval times. Probably these are the arms of Limburg, diffentiated by changing the silver background into ten silver and blue stripes.

Mark Sensen, 20 May 2002

On the above images, the lion is designed according to the "1993 pattern". See the discussion on that pattern.

Joseph McMillan, 14 February 2005