- Coat of arms of Monaco
Coat of arms of Monaco Details Escutcheon fusily (lozengy) argent and gules, surrounded by the collar of the Order of Saint-Charles Supporters Two Friars Minor hairy, bearded and wearing shoes, each of them holding a raised sword, standing on a scroll charged with the motto Motto Latin: Deo Juvante Orders Order of St. Charles Other elements A Coat of Arms is placed on a red coat lined with ermine, surmonted by the princely crown
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.
The Grimaldi motto, Deo Juvante, is Latin for "With God's help".
- Velde, François. "Monaco". Heraldica. http://www.heraldica.org/topics/national/monaco.htm. Retrieved March 25, 2005.
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