Coat of Arms of Sweden

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Greater coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden
Great coat of arms of Sweden.svg
Versions
Great coat of arms of Sweden (without mantle).svg
Version without the ermine mantling
Great coat of arms of Sweden (shield and chain).svg
Version without the ermine mantling, the compartment and the supporters
Great coat of arms of Sweden (shield).svg
Version consisting of the crowned escutcheon only
Details
ArmigerCarl XVI Gustaf
The King of Sweden
Adopted1448
November 17, 1905
CrestRoyal Crown of Sweden
EscutcheonAzure, quartered by a cross Or with outbent arms, and an inescutcheon containing the dynastic arms of the Royal House. In the first and fourth fields three open crowns Or, placed two above one. In the second and third fields three sinisterbendwise streams argent, a lion crowned with an open crown Or armed gules. The inescutcheon is party per pale the arms for the House of Vasa (Bendwise azure, argent and gules, a vasa (sheaf of wheat) Or); and the House of Bernadotte (Azure, issuant from a wavy base a bridge with three arches and two towers embattled argent, in honour point an eagle regardant with wings inverted resting on thunderbolts Or, and in chief the Big Dipper constellation of the same).
Supporterstwo lions regardant, crowned and with forked tails (queue fourchée) Or armed gules, standing on a compartment Or
CompartmentPedestal Or
OrdersOrder of Seraphim
Other elementsAll surrounded by ermine mantling, crowned with a royal crown and tied up with tasseladorned strings Or
Lesser coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden
Coat of arms of Sweden (shield and chain).svg
Versions
Coat of arms of Sweden.svg
Version without the Order of the Seraphim
Details
ArmigerThe Riksdag
Government of Sweden
King of Sweden
Adopted1336[1]
November 17, 1905
CrestRoyal Crown of Sweden
EscutcheonAzure, three coronets Or, placed two above one
OrdersOrder of Seraphim

The coat of arms of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges riksvapen) has a lesser and a greater version.

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  1. Loÿe, Georges de (1986). "Om ursprunget till det svenska riksvapnet Tre Kronor" (in sv). Heraldisk tidsskrift 1986 (6): 54, 155–174 : ill.. ISSN 0440-6966. 0440-6966.