Coat o airms o Vatican Ceety
The coat o airms o the State o Vatican Ceety is blazoned gules, twa keys in saltire Or an argent, interlaced in the rings gules/Or, beneath a tiara argent, crouned Or. Thus it is simply the emblem o the Papacy (emblem o the Holy See) displayed on a red field wi the positions o the gold an silver keys reversed.
- The crossed keys o gold an silver seembolise the keys o the kinrick o heaven promised tae Saunt Peter, wi authority tae bind an loose (Matthew 16:18-19).
- The triple croun (the tiara) represents "the three pouers o the Supreme Pontiff: Sacred Orders, Jurisdiction an Magisterium", in ither wirds: his functions as "supreme priest", "supreme pastor" an "supreme teacher".
- The gold cross surmuntin the triple crouns seembolizes the crucifixion o Jesus.