Coat o airms o Spain

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

Escudo de España (mazonado).svg

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

FeaturesEedit

The Spaingie coat o airms is componed o sax ither airms an some additional heraldic seembols:

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

The present design, in maugre o criticism bi heraldic experts,[2] is regulate 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 specifeein the colours o the Arms o Spain (offeecial Gazette nº 221, dated 15 September)

The Monarch haes his ain personal airms.

Chromatic colours o the Spaingie airmsEedit

pantone xxx pantone 186 pantone 877 pantone 872 pantone 3415 pantone 2935 pantone 218 pantone 1345
BLACK REID SILLER GOWD SEA GREEN BLUE PURPIE CHAMPAGNE
               

ReferencesEedit

  1. Ley 33/1981, de 5 de octubre (BOE nº 250, de 19 de octubre de 1981). Escudo de España
  2. (in Spaingie) Heraldica Hispanica Archived 2011-02-27 at the Wayback Machine