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Coat of Arms
The civil buildings bore the coat of arms of the Spanish Crown divided into four parts, two of which are shown here. This coat of arms is composed of the figures of a lion and a castle, alluding to the Spanish regions of León and Castilla, and apparently was once part of the facade of the National Palace. Due to widespread nationalism at the time of the proclamation of the Mexican Constitution in 1826, all coats of arms and emblems of heraldry were removed and ceased to be used.
Last Modified: January 14, 1998.
Museo del Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e História, México.
Seminario #8, Centro Histórico. Cuauhtémoc, México, D.F. 06060
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