Coat of arms of Liechtenstein


Coat of arms of Liechtenstein
Coat of arms of Liechtenstein
Coat of arms of Liechtenstein.svg
Versions
Coat of arms of Liechtenstein Lesser.svg
Lesser
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Crest A ducal crown or (less coat of arms)
Escutcheon Quarterly: (1) Or an Eagle displayed Sable crowned and armed or charged with a crescent trefly Argent ending in crosses; (2) Barry of eight Or and Sable charged with crancelin Vert; (3) Per pale Gules and Argent; Arms of the (4) Or a maiden eagle displayed Sable the human part Argent crowned and armed or; (Enty in point chapé) A base Azure a Hunting Horn stringed Or (Overall). An Escutcheon per fess Or and Gules (for greater and lesser arms)
Other elements The whole achievement (entire rendering with supporters) is surrounded by the Princely cloak, or mantle, Purpure and lined Ermine and ensigned with the Princely hat.

The coat of arms of the Princely House of Liechtenstein is also used as the great arms of the nation. As the sovereign emblem of the Principality of Liechtenstein, its use is reserved for the members of the Princely House and state authorities. Private individuals may be authorized to use the great arms, if it is in the interest of the State. The arms are a history of the Princely House, and show the many different areas of Europe with which Liechtenstein has been involved, either by conquest or by marriage.

The first quarter is Silesia; the second is the arms of the Kuenring family; the third quarter, the Duchy of Troppau; and the fourth quarter, the arms of the East Frisian family Cirksena representing County of Rietberg. The base is occupied by the arms of the Duchy of Jägerndorf. The small gold and red shield of the Princely House is shown in the middle of the larger shield. The Princely hat crowns a purple cloak with ermine lining behind the large coat-of-arms.

However, when the family shield is used as the small national coat-of-arms the hat rests directly on the top of the shield.

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Arms: Quarterly (1) Or an Eagle displayed Sable crowned and armed of the first charged with a crescent trefly Argent ending in crosses (2) Barry of eight Or and Sable charged with crancelin Vert (3) Per pale Gules and Argent (4) Or a maiden eagle displayed Sable the human part Argent crowned and armed of the first (Enty in point chapé) in base Azure a Hunting Horn stringed Or (Overall) An Escutcheon per fess Or and Gules

The whole achievement (entire rendering with supporters) is surrounded by the Princely cloak, or mantle, Purpure and lined Ermine and ensigned with the Princely hat.

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