Coat of arms of the Second Spanish Republic

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Arms of Spain during the Second Spanish Republic with the mural crown on top
Allegory of the Spanish Republic wearing a mural crown on the head. Spanish republican banknote

The Coat of arms of the Second Spanish Republic was the emblem of the Second Spanish Republic, the democratic government that existed in Spain between April 14, 1931, when King Alfonso XIII left the country, and April 1, 1939, when the last of the Republican forces surrendered to Francoist forces at the end of the Spanish Civil War.

The National flag of the Second Spanish Republic would have the coat of arms in the middle of the central yellow band. There was no coat of arms in the Spanish Republican Civil Ensign.


The Spanish Republic established in 1931 revived the coat of arms of the First Spanish Republic (1873-1874) with the exception that the second quarter depicted an uncrowned lion. During the First Republic the arms had a crowned lion in the second quarter.

The Provisional Government of 1868 had adopted the following coat of arms: quarterly of Castile, Leon, Aragon and Navarre enté en point of Granada. The crown was a mural crown instead of the royal crown.

The coat of arms of the Second Spanish Republic was flanked by the two Pillars of Hercules bearing scrolls with the motto Plus Ultra (Latin for further beyond). The color of the scrolls is usually white, but there is a high proportion of representations displaying the red color.


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