Coat o airms o Spain

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The current coat o airms o Spain, although it haes its ruits centuries ago, wis approved bi law [1] in 1981, when the present establisht replaced the interim version which, in turn, replaced the offeecial airms o Francoist Spain. The coat o airms appears in the banner o Spain.

The Spainyie coat o airms seembolizes the kintra, the auld kinricks o Spain, the Ryal Croun, the Imperial Croun, the Constitutional monarchy, the Spainyie naitional motto: Plus Ultra, an the Pillars o Hercules wi the Spainyie geographic situation.

Features[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Spainyie coat o airms is composed o sax ither airms an some additional heraldic seembols:

Kinricks o Spain Additional heraldic seembols
Airms Meanin Details
Armas de Castilla.svg Kinrick o Castile 1st quarter
Gules, a three touered castle Or, masoned sable an ajouré azure.
Armas de León.svg Kinrick o León 2nt quarter
Argent, a lion rampant purpure(sometimes blazoned gules) crouned Or, langued an airmed gules.
Crown of Aragon COA.svg Croun o Aragon 3rd quarter
Or, fower pallets gules.
Armas de Navarra.svg Kinrick o Navarre 4t quarter
Gules, a cross, saltire an orle o chains linked thegither Or, a centre point vert.
Armas de Granada.svg Kinrick o Granada enté en point
Argent, a pomegranate proper seedit gules, supportit, sculptit an leaft in twa leaves vert.
Airms Meanin Details
Armas de Borbón-Anjou.svg Hoose o Bourbon
(Anjou Branch)
Inescutcheon
Azure bordure gules, three fleur-de-lis Or
Oval in the offeecial version.
Spain Arms Pillars.svg Pillars o Hercules Supporters
an auncient name given tae the Strait o Gibraltar. The motto plus ultra means 'further ayont' in Laitin
Heraldic Imperial Crown (Spanish National Arms Design).svg Imperial croun (Holy Roman Empire,
Austrian version)
Top of supporter
Keeng Charles I o Spain's croun. He wis an aa Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Imperial croun's later appearance)
Heraldic Royal Crown of Spain.svg Spainyie Ryal croun
(Heraldic crown)
Helm & Top o supporter
Or an precious stanes, wi aicht rosettes, five visible, an aicht pearls interspersed, closed at the top bi aicht diamonds an aa adorned wi pearls an surmountit bi a cross on a globe

The present design, despite criticism bi heraldic experts[2], is regulatit bi:

  • Act 33/1981, datit 5 October, on the Coat o Airms o Spain (Offeecial Gazette nº 250, datit 19 October)
  • Ryal Decree 2964/1981, datit 18 December, approvin the offeecial Coat o Airms o Spain (Offeecial Gazette nº 221, datit 15 September)
  • Ryal Decree 2267/1982, dated 3 September, technically specifying the colours of the Arms of Spain (Official Gazette nº 221, dated 15 September)

The Monarch haes his awn personal airms.

Chromatic colours o the Spainyie airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

pantone xxx pantone 186 pantone 877 pantone 872 pantone 3415 pantone 2935 pantone 218 pantone 1345
BLACK RED SILVER GOLD SEA GREEN BLUE PURPLE CHAMPAGNE
               

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ley 33/1981, de 5 de octubre (BOE nº 250, de 19 de octubre de 1981). Escudo de España
  2. (Spainyie) Heraldica Hispanica