History of the arms of Roubaix

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StuE
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History of the arms of Roubaix

Postby StuE » 02 Jun 2014 12:59

I am studying a cloth seal that is fairly obviously from Roubaix but the arms shown on it - http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2379 look very different to the current arms for the city http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Blaso ... ord%29.svg
Could anyone point me to the development of the arms - I believe it was plain ermine with a red bar in chief at one point??
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Re: History of the arms of Roubaix

Postby Leonardo Piccioni » 02 Jun 2014 18:39

According to this source, it's the coat of arms of Charles de Rohan-Soubise, marquess of Roubaix (among other titles) and governor-general of Flanders and Hainaut. At the source, you'll see photographs where the coat of arms on the seals appear clearer.

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The coat of arms ermine with a chief gules, according to French Wikipedia, is from family de Roubaix, the original lords of Roubaix.
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Re: History of the arms of Roubaix

Postby StuE » 02 Jun 2014 18:54

Wonderful Leonardo! Thank you. Do you mind if I credit you with the identification of these arms on The Bagseal Gallery?
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Re: History of the arms of Roubaix

Postby PaulJames » 02 Jun 2014 19:29

That's quite an illustrious collection of quarters! : Évreux (a cadet branch of the French royal house), Navarre, Brittany, Visconti (dukes of Milan), Foix, Scotland, Sanseverino, Lorraine, Rohan and Brittany again.

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Re: History of the arms of Roubaix

Postby Leonardo Piccioni » 04 Jun 2014 17:38

I don't mind the credits, if you want. You're welcome!
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Re: History of the arms of Roubaix

Postby StuE » 04 Jun 2014 18:52

Thanks - is this ok with everyone ?
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