|Great Coat of arms of Serbia|
Small Coat of Arms of Serbia
The Coat of Arms of Serbia is the same as the coat of arms of the former Obrenović dynasty (first adopted in 1882; re-adopted in 2004) and features the white bicephalic eagle of the House of Nemanjić (which in turn took on the eagle from the Palaiologos dynasty of the Byzantine Empire). Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short in European tradition is a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people The House of Obrenović ( Serbian: Обреновићи / Obrenovići, often spelled in English as Obrenovich or Obrenovitch ruled Serbia from Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The double-headed eagle is a common symbol in Heraldry and Vexillology. The House of Nemanjić ( Serbian: Немањићи Nemanjići; Anglicised: Nemanyid; German: Nemanjiden) was a medieval The Palaiologos or Palaeologus ( Greek: Παλαιολόγος pl An ermine cape of the style once worn by kings is featured in the background. In Heraldry, ermine is one of the furs used in Blazon, representing the skin of the stoat, known in medieval Latin as armenius ( The double-headed eagle has been used since Byzantine times, the Serbian cross has been used since the 12th century.
The principal field stands for the Serbian State. It consists of a double-headed eagle on a red shield; its body and wings in silver, and tongues, beaks, legs and claws in gold, between two golden fleurs-de-lys. The fleur-de-lys (or fleur-de-lis, plural fleurs-de-lis ˌfləː(rdəˈliː (ˌfləː(rdəˈlɪs in Quebec) translated from French as "lily The inescutcheon stands for the Serbian Nation; in a red shield, a cross between four silver firesteels arranged in the quarters around it, all of them facing horizontally outwards. Escutcheon (ɪ'skʌtʃən (also called scutcheon) is the term used in Heraldry for the Shield displayed Firesteel is a piece of High-carbon steel used for striking a Spark, usually kept in a Tinderbox together with Flint and Tinder.
A blazon in heraldic terms is: Gules, a bicephalic eagle Argent armed Or, two fleurs-de-lys Or. In Heraldry and heraldic Vexillology, a blazon is a formal description of most often a Coat of arms or Flag, which enables a person to Overall an escutcheon Gules, a cross Argent between four firesteels Argent. All crowned with a royal crown. The design on the inescutcheon has been used by Serbian states and the Serbian church since the Middle Ages.
Although Serbia is now a republic, the new coat of arms also features the crown of the former Serbian monarchy. A republic is a State or Country that is not led by a hereditary Monarch, but in which the people (or at least a part of its people have impact on its This is a list of Serbian monarchs. Notes Entries bounded within parentheses are for reference only for instance the Roman numerals keep counts of Stefans A crown in this manner usually signifies a monarchial form of government. However in recent years several Eastern European nations have used a crown to signify their royal heritage. Russia and Poland have similarly both restored coat of arms bearing crowns despite being republics. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland
After the end of World War II, the new socialist government redesigned the coat of arms, turning it into an example of the arms style used in the Soviet Union and post-war Eastern Europe. The Coat of Arms of Socialist Republic of Serbia was adopted the same time as the flag on 17 January 1947 and was designed by Đorđe Andrejević World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991
The wheat represented peasants and the cogwheel at the bottom represented workers. The red star at the top symbolised communism, the sun with rays represented a new morning. Oak is traditionally a sacred tree for Serbs, hence the oak leaves and acorns. The years 1804 and 1941 on the red ribbon commemorate the First Serbian Uprising and the beginning of National liberation struggle against Axis occupiers in the Second World war. The First Serbian Uprising was a Serbian national Revolution which lasted for nine years and approx
The coat of arms featured a shield with the traditional Serbian emblem, but since the socialist government was officially atheist, the cross, which represents Christianity, was omitted. Atheism Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings
The socialist coat of arms remained in official use long after the break-up of socialist Yugoslavia due to the republic's continued governance of the former communist establishment within the Socialist Party of Serbia and after the red star was removed from the flag. The Socialist Party of Serbia (Социјалистичка партија Србије Socijalistička partija Srbije) is a Political party in Serbia. The flag of Serbia is a Tricolour with Pan-Slavic colours, with three equal horizontal fields Red on the top Blue in the middle