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by António Martins
The King Sancho I changed the design to five eschutcheons (small shields) blue arranged in
a cross (the ones in the sides pointing to the center, the other three pointing downwards), each charged with 11 silver circles. These five eschutcheons (quinas) are said to represent the five wounds of Christ (hands, feet and chest).
António Martins, 21 May 1997