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PROVINCIAL ESCUTCHEON

  

 

 

 

 

Ayutthaya

The escutcheon of Ayutthaya shows a prasat noi (a small sanctuary) underneath a tree and in the middle opening, a waen fah with a sang, the conch of victory. Legend has it that when King U-Thong in 1347 wanted to build a new city in the district of Nong Sohn, the workers dug up a pure white conch. This was seen as a good omen and the king ordered a sanctuary built to house the conch.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2).