Coat of arms of moselle

Description:

Quarterly Gules in the first with right arm azure moving a swarn argent holding a spade embellished with gold accosted by two stones or; in the second or in bend of gules with three alesions argent; in the third azure crusilly fitchy, two barbels addorsed or; in the fourth rim argent and azure of ten pieces a lion of gules with a double armed tail, lamps and crowned or overall argent and sable.

 

The different parts make reference to:

  1. Metz, which arms allude to Saint Stephen stoning and to Saint Paul decapitation.
  2. the duchy of Lorraine
  3. the riding of Bar
  4. the Duchy of Luxembourg