Friday, March 5, 2010

Coats of Arms

The Czech Republic has a lesser coat of arms and a greater coat of arms. I don't know when one is used over the other, but oh well.

The lesser coat of arms is the Bohemian white lion, with two tails, and a crown on a red shield.

The greater coat of arms is based on the Czech lands in the middle ages. The Bohemian lion is in the 1st and 4th quarters of the shield. The red and white checkerboard eagle with a gold crown on a blue field represents Moravia. Brno is the capital of Moravia. The black eagle with a crown on a golden field represents Silesia.

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