Coat of arms of Austria-Hungary

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Common medium coat of arms of Austria-Hungary (until 1915)

The coat of arms of Austria-Hungary was that country's symbol during its existence from the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 to its dissolution in 1918. The double-headed eagle of the ruling House of Habsburg-Lorraine was used by the common Imperial and Royal (k. u. k.) institutions of the dual monarchy. Additionally, each of the two parts of the real union had its own coat of arms.

As the double-headed eagle was reminiscent of the Reichsadler insignia of the defunct Holy Roman Empire and also the symbol of the Cisleithanian ('Austrian') half of the real union, the Hungarian government urged for the introduction of a new common coat of arms, which took place in 1915, in the midst of World War I. The new insignia combined the coat of arms of the separate halves of the Dual Monarchy, linked by the armorials of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty and the motto indivisibiliter ac inseparabiliter ('indivisible and inseparable').

Common coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms Date Use Description
Imperial Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austria (1815).svg
1867–1915 Lesser common Coat of Arms Imperial-Royal (k.k.) coat of arms of the Austrian Empire from 1804: the double-headed eagle with marshaled arms of Habsburg, Babenberg and Lorraine displayed on the Escutcheon, Order of the Golden Fleece and Imperial Crown
Imperial Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austria.svg
1867–1915 Medium common Coat of Arms With armorials of (counterclockwise): Hungary, Galicia, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Carinthia and Carniola, Silesia and Moravia, Transylvania, Illyria, and Bohemia
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1915–1916 Lesser common Coat of Arms Lesser Coat of arms of Cisleithania and Transleithania under the Imperial Crown and the Crown of Saint Stephen resp., linked by the crowned Habsburg-Lorraine armorials, the Order of the Golden Fleece, and the motto indivisibiliter ac inseparabiliter
Wappen Österreich-Ungarn 1916 (Klein).png
1916–1918 Lesser common Coat of Arms Lesser Coat of arms of Cisleithania and Transleithania under the Imperial Crown and the Crown of Saint Stephen resp., linked by the crowned Habsburg-Lorraine armorials, the Order of the Golden Fleece, and the motto indivisibiliter ac inseparabiliter (same as 1915 version with Croatia added to lesser arms of the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen)
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1915–1918 Medium common Coat of Arms Medium Coat of arms of Cisleithania and Transleithania (see below) with supporters: a griffin in the dexter (for Austria) and an angel (for Hungary) in the sinister.

Coat of arms of the two constituent countries[edit]

Coat of arms Date Use Description
Wappen Österreichische Länder 1915 (Mittel).png
1915–1918 Austria's medium coat of arms
Imperial Coat of Arms of Austria.svg
1915–1918 Austria's small coat of arms
Coa Hungary Country History med (1915).svg
1915–1918 Hungary's medium coat of arms So-called "angel coat of arms" with coats of arms of Croatia, Slavonia, Dalmatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Transylvania, the city of Rijeka and Kingdom of Hungary
Coa Hungary Country History (1916).svg
1916–1918 Hungary's small coat of arms Coats of arms of Kingdom of Hungary and Kingdom of Croatia, two kingdoms that legally made the Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen

Regional coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms Date Use Description
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1867–1918 Kingdom of Bohemia
Coa Croatia Country History (with crown) (1868-1918).svg
1867–1918 Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia Coat of arms of Croatia proper, Slavonia and Kingdom of Dalmatia (de iure belonging to the Triune Kingdom)
Wappen Königreich Dalmatien.png
1867–1918 Kingdom of Dalmatia
Wappen Königreich Galizien & Lodomerien.png
1804–1918 Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria
Wappen Herzogtum Steiermark.png
1867–1918 Duchy of Styria
Wappen Markgrafschaft Istrien.png
1867–1918 Margravate of Istria
Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1889–1918).svg
1878–1918 Condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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