Danish national coats of arms

 

Examples of the Danish national coat of arms through the centuries.

Coat of arms Description Notes 
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Crowned royal arms of Denmark from the time of King Frederik II (1559-1588): the three lions and nine hearts of Denmark, the lion of Norway, the three crowns of Sweden, also symbolizing the Kalmar Union, and the lion and nine hearts of the Goths, quartered by the cross of the Dannebrog. In the base the wyvern of the Wends. On the inescutcheon the two lions of Schleswig, the nettle leaf of Holstein, the swan of Stormarn, and the horseman of the Ditmarshes. On top of that, an inescutcheon with the bars of Oldenburg and the cross of Delmenhorst.

Detail of back cover, which also bears the monogram FS, i.e. Fridericus Secundus or Frederik and Sophie (his queen), and the motto of Frederik II Mein Hoffnung zu Gott allein (My hope is in God alone).
 

Bruder Felix: Eigentlich beschreibung der hin unnd wider farth zu dem Heyligen Landt ... (1557).
 
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Crowned royal arms of Denmark from the time of King Christian IV (1588-1648): the three lions and nine hearts of Denmark, the lion of Norway, the three crowns of Sweden, also symbolizing the Kalmar Union, and the lion and nine hearts of the Goths, quartered by the cross of the Dannebrog. In the base the wyvern of the Wends. On the inescutcheon the two lions of Schleswig, the nettle leaf of Holstein, the swan of Stormarn, and the two bars of Oldenburg. On top of that, an inescutcheon with the crowned bull’s head of Mecklenburg.

Detail of front cover, which also bears the initials of Christian IV (1588-1648): C • IIII • R D : ET : N (Christianus Quartus Rex Daniae Et Norvegiae).


Johannes Georg Godelmann: De magis, veneficis et lamiis, recte cognoscendis & puniendis (1591).
 
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Crowned national arms of Denmark (three lions), supported by two savages with bludgeons.

Detail of spine. The top compartment of the spine bears the monogram of Frederik V (1746-1766).

M. Outhier: Journal d’un voyage au nord, En 1736 & 1737 (1744).
 

Crowned royal arms of Denmark encircled by The Order of the Elephant from the time og king Christian VII (1766-1808)

Here placed on the front cover.

Grouber de Groubentall, Marc Ferdinand: La Finance Politique, réduite en Principe et en Pratique (1775) (Sfv.:3, 18 oktav).
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Crowned national arms of Denmark (three lions), supported by two savages with bludgeons. Hanging below, the Order of the Elephant.

Detail of spine. The top compartment of the spine bears the monogram of Christian VII (1766-1808).


Les Frères de Merian: Recueil de cent et vingt vues et villes de France gravees (1777).

 
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Crowned national arms of Denmark (three lions), supported by two savages with bludgeons. Hanging below, the Order of the Elephant.

Detail of spine. The top compartment of the spine bears the monogram of Christian VII (1766-1808).


Albrecht Dürer: Quatuor his suarum institutionum Geometricarum libris … (1532).

 
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Crowned national arms of Denmark (three lions), supported by two savages with bludgeons. Hanging below, the Order of the Elephant.

Detail of spine. The top compartment of the spine bears the monogram of Frederik VIII (1906-1912).


M. Henri Bouchot: L’Exposition des primitifs français. La peinture en France sous les Valois (1906).
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Crowned national arms of Denmark (three lions), supported by two savages with bludgeons. Hanging below, the Order of the Elephant.

Title label of the Royal Library, here placed in the top left corner of the front cover.


Cornelius Gallus: Fragmenta (1501).
 
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Crowned national arms of Denmark (three lions and nine hearts).

Detail of spine. The top compartment of the spine bears the monogram of Frederik VIII (1906-1912).


Th. Westrin (ed.): Nordisk familjebok. Konversationslexikon och realencyklopedi, Vol. 14 (1911).