Coat of arms of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

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Grand Coat of Arms of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (reconstruction)

The Coat of Arms of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was the symbol of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, representing the union of the Crown of the Polish Kingdom and Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Background[edit]

It combined their previously separate coats of arms:

At the centre of the shield, on an inescutcheon, was the arms of the reigning house of the Union.

Insurrections[edit]

During the January Uprising a similar coat of arms was proposed for the restored Commonwealth, with Archangel Michael, the coat of arms of Ukraine added as the third element. However, it was never officially introduced.

The coat of arms in various cities[edit]

See also[edit]