Coat o airms o Lithuanie
The coat o airms o Lithuanie, consisting o an airmour-clad knight on horseback hauldin an olden swuird an shield, is kent an aa as Vytis ("the Chaser"). The Lithuanian coat o airms is ane o the auldest naitional coat o airms in Europe.
Airticle 15 o the Constitution o Lithuanie, approved bi naitional referendum in 1992, stipulates, "The Coat o Airms o the State shall be a white Vytis on a red field". Heraldic shield features the field Gules (red) wi an airmoured knight on a horse salient Argent (white). The knight is holding in his dexter haund a swuird Argent abuin his heid. A shield Azure hangs on the sinister shoulder o the knight wi a dooble cross Or (yellow) on it. The horse saddle, straps, an belts are Azure. The hilt o the swuird an the fastenin o the sheath, the stirrups, the curb bits o the bridle, the horseshoes, as well as the decoration o the harness, are Or (gowd).
The blazon is the follaein:
Gules, a knight airmed cap-à-pie mounted on a horse salient argent, brandishin a swuird proper an maintainin a shield azure chairged wi a cross o Lorraine Or.
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