Latin Phrases

montis insignia calpe – Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar (motto)

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montis insignia calpe - Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar (motto)

Coat of Arms of Gibraltar (montis insignia calpe)

 

montis insignia calpe - Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar

montis insignia calpe
Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar
Motto of Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory)

This coat of arms was given to Gibraltar by Isabella I of Castile.

After the territory was passed back to the Spanish Crown in 1501, the queen issued a Royal Warrant granting Gibraltar the coat of arms and motto montis insignia calpe, which are still in use today, 5 centuries later.

 

 

 

 

Latin Phrases ~ C, Dependent Territories, I, M ~ montis insignia calpe – Badge of the Rock of Gibraltar (motto)

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