Coat of arms of the Netherlands
Kingdom, located in the heartEurope can afford, and the great coat of arms of the Netherlands, and medium and small. The first is the personal coat of arms of the monarch, currently owns representative of Orange dynasty, King Willem-Alexander. Medium and small versions are used by the Government of the Netherlands.
The main element of the main symbols of the state of the country were defined by decree of Queen Vilgeminy back in 1907, and later confirmed, this time Queen Juliana in April 1980.
Great coat of a great kingdom
The main symbol of the country looks very lush andsolemnly. Firstly, the range of colors makes it clear that we are talking about the Kingdom. Azure the shield, gold, silver, scarlet details - a masterpiece of heraldic art.
The centerpiece of the shield occupies standingsilver lion with a golden crown. Right paw he squeezes a sword made of silver, with gold handle, the left leg seven arrows, also made of silver. Savor predatory animals give scarlet claws and tongue. Also, very harmonious look golden rectangles, the so-called billets, located on an azure field.
There Supporters similar to predatordepicted in the field. They also painted in gold color and have a scarlet claws and tongues. On top of this splendor is crowned Dutch royal crown. Lions rest on azure ribbon on it the inscription on the medieval French language, which literally means "I support."
Great coat of arms is also a royal robe, beautiful drape around the shield and lions, its support, as well as another crown, crowning composition.
Patrimony of the Netherlands Coat of Arms
The image of the main character of the country almostIt has not changed since 1815, in the original version and the Lions were crowned. First established him king William I, who was able to combine the elements of the coat of arms family crest Ouran Dynasty and the Republic of the United Provinces, which existed until 1795.
"A gift from the family" - azure color, golden lion andbillets, with the coat of arms of the Republic abolished in the new symbol has migrated lion, armed with a sword and arrows. Crown first was the Count, was later replaced by a royal headdress Willem I. Wilhelmina, which came to the throne in 1890, by decree in 1907 again returned the Count's crown on the coat of arms of the Netherlands.