coat of arms of has been
in use since June Greece 7, 1975 .
The coat of arms shows a blue
shield inside which is a continuous white Greek cross known from the upper left corner of the flag of Greece . The shield is surrounded by a laurel wreath .
A first version of this coat of arms was known as early as
1827 . The coat of arms was then a symbol of the struggles for freedom that led to Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830 . Above the version of the coat of arms under the rule of King Otto (1833–1862) is the crown of the Kingdom of Bavaria . After the arrival of the Glücksburger in Greece, the Danish crown of Christian V was placed over the modified version of the coat of arms . See also the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bavaria and the Kingdom of Denmark .
Seal and coat of arms
The seal of the Greek Provisional Government (1822–1828). It shows
Athena with her symbol, the owl
The seal of the First Hellenic Republic under Governor
Ioannis Kapodistrias (1828–1832). It shows the phoenix .
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Greece during
Otto's time (1833–1862), with reference to the Wittelsbach coat of arms. The cross and color scheme are borrowed from the flag of the Greek Revolution.
Coat of arms during the time of the Glücksburg dynasty (1863–1924)
Coat of arms during the Republic 1924–1935. In keeping with the style of the time, there is no ornamentation whatsoever, the
Greek cross is in a stylized coat of arms.
Restoration of the monarchy under
George II , modification of the coat of arms from 1863. In use as the national coat of arms 1936–1973
Version of the national coat of arms since 1973, republic
The small national coat of arms
Until the introduction of the republic, a distinction was made between large and small national coats of arms. The simplified small coat of arms was mainly used in everyday life.
The small national coat of arms (1863-1924 and 1935-1973)
The small national coat of arms (1924–1935)
Until they were incorporated into the Greek state, some small states had coats of arms and flags that were related to the Greek state coat of arms, including Samos and Crete.
Flags and coats of arms of the world. History and symbolism of the flags and coats of arms of all states . Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, 1992. ISBN 3-570-01082-1
John Van der Kiste, Kings of the Hellenes: The Greek Kings 1863-1974 (Sutton Publishing, 1994).
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