|4.1 The marshalling of arms
QUARTERING TWO SOVEREIGNS
Andorra has two sovereigns (co-princes): the Bishop of
Urgel and the French president who represents the Counts of Bearn and Foix.
This unique situation led to different versions in the quarters of the
arms of the principality.
The earliest arms show the shields of Bearn (two cows)
and Foix (barry of seven gold and red) and a mitre that represents the
Bishop of Urgel.
There are two versions in the modern arms: in one (arms
in postcard) the third quarter shows Catalonia (barry of nine gold and
red), in the other (stamps on postcard) it shows a crozier (pastoral staff).
The arms of Lerida
are based on the
arms of Catalonia.
There are also differences in the direction the cows are