Template:Coat of arms

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Usage[edit]

1341 gathering of prince-electors from the constituent states of the Holy Roman Empire. The use of heraldry as a means to identify geographical entities is a centuries-old tradition, preceding flags.

This template facilitates the use of heraldry as a means to simply and orderly illustrate armigers (e.g. countries, regions, cities, persons or organisations) in lists.

To see the Coat of arms list and for updates, click the toolbar Edit tab.

Example I[edit]

*{{Coat of arms|Germany}}
*{{Coat of arms|Zambia}}
*{{Coat of arms|Kingdom of France}}
*{{Coat of arms|United States|text=none}}
*{{Coat of arms|Paris|text=''[[Fluctuat nec mergitur]]''}}
*{{Coat of arms|United Kingdom|size=45px}}

Would produce:

Example II[edit]

See: Template:Heraldic map of the European Union
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{{Image label begin|image=EU map blank.svg|width=460|link=|scale={{{width|-1}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-278|y=-355|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Austria|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Austria|<span style="color:black;">Austria</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-171|y=-310|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Belgium|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Belgium|<span style="color:black;">Belgium</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-400|y=-419|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Bulgaria|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Bulgaria|<span style="color:black;">Bulgaria</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-300|y=-405|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Croatia|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Croatia|<span style="color:black;">Croatia</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-414|y=-286|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Cyprus|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Cyprus|<span style="color:black;">Cyprus</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-280|y=-321|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Czechia|text=<br /><div style="text-shadow:white 0em 0em 0.4em; line-height:85%">[[Czech Republic|<span style="color:black;">Czechia</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-220|y=-225|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Denmark|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Denmark|<span style="color:black;">Denmark</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-350|y=-175|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Estonia|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=[[Estonia|<span style="color:black;">Estonia</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-343|y=-103|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Finland|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=<br />[[Finland|<span style="color:black;">Finland</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-149|y=-371|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|France|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=<br />[[France|<span style="color:black;">France</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-223|y=-296|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Germany|text=<br />[[Germany|<span style="color:black;">Germany</span>]]|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-381|y=-489|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Greece|text=<br />[[Greece|<span style="color:black;">Greece</span>]]|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-323|y=-363|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Hungary|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Hungary|<span style="color:black;">Hungary</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-60|y=-250|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Ireland|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Republic of Ireland|<span style="color:black;">Ireland</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-269|y=-436|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Italy|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Italy|<span style="color:black;">Italy</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-350|y=-206|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Latvia|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=[[Latvia|<span style="color:black;">Latvia</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-350|y=-233|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Lithuania|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=[[Lithuania|<span style="color:black;">Lithuania</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-177|y=-340|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Luxembourg|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Luxembourg|<span style="color:black;">Luxembourg</span>]]</div>}}}}
{{Image label|x=-263|y=-552|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Malta|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=[[Malta|<span style="color:black;">Malta</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-166|y=-280|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Netherlands|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Netherlands|<span style="color:black;">Netherlands</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-320|y=-280|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Poland|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=<br />[[Poland|<span style="color:black;">Poland</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-3|y=-457|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Portugal|text=<br />[[Portugal|<span style="color:black;">Portugal</span>]]|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-387|y=-368|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Romania|text=<br />[[Romania|<span style="color:black;">Romania</span>]]|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-330|y=-330|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Slovakia|text=<br /><div style="line-height:85%">[[Slovakia|<span style="color:black;">Slovakia</span>]]</div>|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-275|y=-389|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Slovenia|text=[[Slovenia|<span style="color:black;">Slovenia</span>]]|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-68|y=-460|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Spain|text=<br />[[Spain|<span style="color:black;">Spain</span>]]|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}}}}}
{{Image label|x=-267|y=-143|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|Sweden|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=<br />[[Sweden|<span style="color:black;">Sweden</span>]]}}}}
{{Image label|x=-113|y=-260|scale={{{width|-1}}}|text={{Coat of arms|United Kingdom|size={{{arms_size|15px}}}|text=<br /><div style="line-height:88%">[[United Kingdom|<span style="color:black;">United<br />Kingdom</span>]]</div>}}}}
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Would produce:

Parameters[edit]

Field name Required Description Default value Special value
size no The size of the arms. Include the denomination "px". 20px N/A
link no Where one is directed by clicking on the arms The initial value written {{Coat of arms|X}} N/A
text no The piece of text appearing on the right-hand side of the arms. The initial value written {{Coat of arms|X}} "none" gives no text whatsoever

Principles for consistency and visibility[edit]

Based on conventional heraldic practice, the following premise ensures a meaningful degree of uniformity and distinctiveness of the motifs even at low resolutions (20 pixels is the default width):

I: Escutcheons exclusively[edit]

All elements of achievement save the indispensable escutcheon are omitted.

E.g. for Belgium, Royal Arms of Belgium.svg is shown instead of more elaborate variants such as Great coat of arms of Belgium.svg or State Coat of Arms of Belgium.svg.

Similarly, for Austria: Austria coat of arms official.svg is shown instead of Coat of arms of Austria.svg.

II: Marshalling avoided if possible[edit]

When an escutcheon has multiple variants, the one with least marshalling, i.e. the simplest, is employed.

E.g. for Sweden, Shield of arms of Sweden.svg is shown instead of the following quartered variant: Great shield of arms of Sweden.svg.

Similarly, for Liechtenstein: Insigne Lichtenstenum.svg is shown instead of Greater arms of Liechtenstein.svg.

See also[edit]