Coat of arms of Aragon

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This article is about the arms of the Autonomous Community of Aragon. For the arms of the Crown of Aragon, see Coat of arms of the Crown of Aragon.
Coat of arms of Aragon
Official Coat of Arms of Aragon.svg
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Armiger Aragon
Adopted 1499 (earliest)

The Coat of arms of the Spanish Autonomous Community of Aragon (Spanish: Escudo de Aragón; Aragonese: Escudo d'Aragón) was first chronicled in 1499 by Pablo Hurus.

The first quarter represents the legendary kingdom of Sobrarbe and the establishment of Aragonese liberty. The second, the Cross of Íñigo Arista, represents the Pyrenees and the monarchy. The third has the Cross of St George, with four severed Moors' heads to represent the conquest as Aragon extended into the plains, with tradition stating that the saint helped the Aragonese in the battle. The fourth quarter has the pallets, representing the union of Aragon to the Counties of Catalonia to create the Crown of Aragon,[1] of which they are the coat of arms.

The third quarter is inspired by the coat of arms and flag of Sardinia. Aragon ruled Sardinia from in the 14th and 15th centuries.[2]

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