Coat of arms of Monaco
|Coat of arms of Monaco|
Version with buglers (commonly seen on vehicle registration plates)
|Armiger||Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco|
|Escutcheon||Fusily (lozengy) argent and gules|
|Supporters||Two Catholic Christian Friars Minor hairy, bearded and wearing shoes, each of them holding a raised sword, standing on a scroll charged with the motto|
Deo Juvante |
"With God's Help"
|Orders||Order of Saint-Charles|
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. Retrieved March 25, 2005.