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uso de ordens e condecoraces na heraldica portuguesa

On the 18th of May, Lourenço Correia de Matos, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, presented a talk at the Instituto Português de Heráldica, entitled The use of orders and decorations in Portuguese heraldry.

Many examples of the use of the insignia of orders in the arms of those awarded over the centuries in our country were analysed, showing the evolution of this practice and the characteristics of each period. The session was chaired by Augusto Ferreira do Amaral, President of the aforementioned institute, and was attended by the Secretary-General to the Presidency of the Republic and the Secretary-General of the Portuguese Honorific Orders, Arnaldo Pereira Coutinho, and the president of the Portuguese Commission of Military History, General Alexandre de Sousa Pinto.