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Coat of Arms of Estonia

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This page deals with the coat of arms of the country of Estonia.

Valdemar II of Denmark granted the city of Tallinn (a town settled by Danes) a coat of arms showing three lions, similar to the heraldry of Denmark.

Catherine II of Russia assigned a similar heraldic device to the Russian province of Estonia on October 4, 1788.

The Riigikogu (parliament of the Republic of Estonia) adopted the state coat of arms on the June 19, 1925. The arms were suppressed under the occupation of Estonia by the Soviet Union from 1940.

The use of the historic coat of arms was re-established on August 7, 1990 and regulated by the Law on State Coat of Arms of April 6, 1993.

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Greater Coat of Arms

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Estonia: Coat of Arms

Blazon

Or, three leopards Azure passant gardant armed Sable eyed Argent tongued Gules; framed by two oak branches Or intertwined at base. http://www.president.ee/eng/ametitegevus/riiklikud_symbolid.html

Lesser Coat of Arms

Estonia: small Coat of Arms

Blazon

{Or, three leopards Azure in pale passant gardant armed Sable eyed Argent tongued Gules}de:Wappen Estlands

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