Liechtenstein Coat of Arms
The smaller the state, the more it tends louderdeclare itself - such a conclusion can be drawn by looking at the coat of arms of Liechtenstein. This is one of the smallest European countries, but its main official symbol will talk about the long history of the princely house, relationships with various European states and dynasties.
And the most interesting fact is that there are three coats of armsLiechtenstein: small, medium and large coat of arms. Last characterized by pomp, by the presence of a large number of symbols and elements of a rich color palette.
The large coat of arms of the principality
Officially, the main character is the most importantdetails: a large shield and visor placed on it, the prince's crown (cap) and mantle. In turn, the board is divided into six parts, which depict the emblems delivery and territories associated with the principality:
- coat of arms belonging to the genus of Liechtenstein as a central panel;
- the official symbol of the Duchy Yagendorf - hunting horn;
- Silesia coat of arms depicting the black eagle in a golden field;
- coat of arms belonging to the Duchy of Troppau (silver, dark red field);
- coat of arms of a noble family Kuenring (black and gold stripes, rue crown);
- Rietberg County emblem as a black harpies in a gold field.
The fact that the country is a monarchy,It symbolizes the princely crown, decorated with ermine trimmed, jewels and crowns the coat of arms of the composition. The second element also recalls the monarchical political system, this gown of scarlet velvet, lined with ermine fur.
Middle coat of arms depicted Liechtensteinwithout a crown and royal robes, small coat of arms is represented by a shield, is central to the main character. It is divided into two parts, gold and scarlet, crowned with the crown prince.
Coat - of the history
The image of the modern state symbolState of Liechtenstein is only slightly different from the coat of arms of the principality, which existed already in 1846. The central shield and a small plate then had an oval shape. A large billboard in the same way was divided into five parts, which placed Counts and ducal coats of arms, identical to those that are present in today's emblem of the country.
Another change occurred in the large frameShield - a royal mantle. 150 years ago it was a rich dark crimson color, had a different color edge. Also changed the shape of the mantle drapery around shield.