If you hover over a coat of arms, a hint with the country name will be shown. By clicking on a coat of arms you'll be moved to the detailed information about the country. |
The state coat of arms is one of the national symbols, along with the national flag, the anthem, and the motto. It is believed that the first coats of arms appeared a millennium ago, they were distinctive marks for the owner - and became hereditary. In the course of history the society transformed, developed institution of power and, eventually, for the state itself a coat of arms has become an essential attribute.
Heraldry is the science that studies the coats of arms.
The site shows the coats of arms of all countries, but, in addition, you can test your knowledge with the Test on coats of arms. There are three difficulty levels: low, medium and high.