Arms of Padrón, Spain

In use since at least 2010

Blazon: Azure on the sea in base barry wavy argent and the field, a lymphad proper tethered to a stone of the second* carrying the body of St. James and his disciples Atanasius and Theodore, all proper; in chief a molet of eight points or between two escallops of the second; in the fess point a cross of Santiago gules

*This is a representation of an actual stone of approximately this relative size and shape, called the Pedron. Legend has it that the boat carrying St. James’ body was moored to this stone while the saint’s body was brought ashore, as depicted in the arms. The escallop, or cockleshell, was his symbol. The cross of Santiago is the symbol of his (rumored) resting place.

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