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Coolest coat of arms in the world

  1. Nov 24, 2008 #1
    I nominate Canada's. I hope the RCMP doesn't come "disappear" me for using the coat of arms without the governor-general's permission:
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  3. Nov 24, 2008 #2

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    Check and mate
     
  4. Nov 24, 2008 #3

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    The standard by which coat's of arms is determined is a fight between the two bearers.
    Lion vs Unicorn beats Hawk vs Crow.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2008 #4
    Yea but the three legged pelvis should count for a few points, after all it has spurs.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2008 #5

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    ...whaaaa?!? Clearly that's a Peregrine falcon and a Raven!
     
  7. Nov 26, 2008 #6
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    This is ours. Aside from the addition of a robin with a sprig to the crest around 1930, it's genuine. Although maybe not so cool. The motto translates as "The gentle hand to victory". Which perhaps explains why we lost everything and were scattered across the world.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2008 #7
    not so fast, Canada's has a lion wielding a maple leaf!
     
  9. Nov 26, 2008 #8

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    Although there are no lions in Canada.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2008 #9

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    Please don't tell me that there are no unicorns in Canada, either!

    My dreams are shattered!! I always wanted to do some back-country hunting in northern PQ so I could bag one!
     
  11. Nov 26, 2008 #10
    hmm I wonder why Nunavut put a narwhal on theirs?
     
  12. Nov 26, 2008 #11

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    Ain't the same as a white horse with a twisty horn stickin' out of the forehead. Always wanted to hang one of them (in season,of course) for bragging rights.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2008 #12

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    Remember this is a country where their polar bears attack nulcear subs!

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  14. Nov 26, 2008 #13
    Didn't we settle this?

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    Nunavut.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2008 #14

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    Agreed, leopard. A caribou, a narwhal...and an igloo! For crying out loud, Nunavut wins!
     
  16. Nov 26, 2008 #15
    National ones:

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    1. Czech Republic
    2. Albania
    3. Montenegro
    4. Poland
    5. Norway
    6. Slovakia
    7. Germany

    The ugliest:

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    Turkey
    Sweden
    Palau
    Oman
    Algeria
     
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  17. Nov 27, 2008 #16
    I like how the caribou looks so happy and the narwhal looks like he's humping the round thingy. hehe.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2008 #17
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    "Luctor et Emergo" means I like swimming. No?
     
  19. Nov 27, 2008 #18

    mgb_phys

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    Greenland's is quite good, simple but gets the message accross

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  20. Dec 18, 2010 #19
    This is a real wrought iron coat of arms from Canada, I have been involved in the antique
    trade for years and I believe I have one of the only ones in a private collection that I
    know of. They are extremely rare and quite desirable, especially in the U.S. where top
    dollars are paid for them. I am extremely proud of my rare example.
     

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  21. Dec 18, 2010 #20
    This is an additional one that I have. I received it when I got the larger one.
    The smaller version is 29 inches.
     

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