Last modified: 2002-07-27 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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The coat of arms consists of a squarish samnitic
(“french”) shield, quartered. The I shows a landscape with green mountains,
red sky, yellow sun and what seems to be a river (I really cannot blazon
this! :-) . The II is argent, a lion rampant marron (suposedly the arms of
León, Spain — but the lion should be purple).
The III shows what seems
to be a church of some sort, in black and white depiction. The IV shows a
black factory with five factory exhautors smoking white into a red
background. Over all, and eschuteon argent, tressured sable, over
all a bend of the same. Bordure azure, charged in point with the lettering
"ESTADO DE NUEVO LEÓN" in upper case letters
sable, being the word "DE"
slightly smaller, in sinister and dexter with alternating arrow bows and
arrow bundles, and in chief six five pointed stars vert. Uncrowned and
unmanteled helm argent.
António Martins, 22 Jun 1999
The coat of arms is featured by:
I. It is a river, the Santa Catarina. The Mountain is Saddlehill Mountain, symbol of the capital city, Monterrey. The red sky is meant to symbol dawn (The Mountain is East). You can't see an Indian firng arrows at the sun, but he's there alright.
II. It is the lion of Leon. Even your site shows it red.
III. It's the old San Francisco Monastery, long gone. Symbolizes the early stages of the Spanish settlement.
IV. The smokestacks are from the oldest steel mill in Latin AMerica, the Fundidora. It symbolizes the indutrial power of the State. You can see these smokestacks on the Cart Serial Opening race next week. The racetrabck runs in the old Steel Mill grounds, now a park.
Top (Chief): They're not stars, but bees, that symbolize the hard working ethic.
Miguel Arredondo, February 27, 2001.