Coat of Arms of Caudonia

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Greater Coat of Arms of the Principality of Caudonia
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ArmigerThe House of Denton and the Prince of Caudonia
Adopted17 November 2019
TorseRed and white
EscutcheonA depiction of white tailed deer standing in front of a lake, at which on the other side to the left is a town, flying the flag of Ohio, and to the right are mountain ranges.
SupportersLions
CompartmentWater, grass and a mantlepeice
Motto'Quod unitaits pace'
OrdersOrder of Caudonia
Other elementsHelmet and crown
UsePrincely coat of arms
Lesser Coat of Arms of the Principality of Caudonia
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ArmigerThe Government of Caudonia, parliament of Caudonia and the Caudonia Police
Adopted17 November 2019
EscutcheonA depiction of white tailed deer standing in front of a lake, at which on the other side to the left is a town, flying the flag of Ohio, and to the right are mountain ranges.
UseGovernment coat of arms

The Coat of Arms of Caudonia was adopted by William I of Caudonia on 17th November 2019. The coat of arms was designed by Ned Fram. The coat of arms is a revamped version of the coat of arms of Vryland, one of the predecessors to Caudonia. The elements of the coat of arms represent some of the many different origins of Caudonian culture and the origins of Caudonia itself.

History

The coat of arms of Caudonia has its origins within the coat of arms of Vryland, a now defunct nation which was also reigned upon by William.

The coat of arms of Vryland, which was the base used to the design of the modern Caudonian Coat of Arms.

Coat of Arms of Vryland

The coat of arms of Vryland was very basic in design and contained little more than a Crown, torse (in orange and black), escutcheon, a motto and a deer and griffin as supporters, the meaning of this original coat of arms has been lost, and is currently unknown, if it even had one at all.

Use as the basis of a new coat of arms

The design of the current coat of arms of Caudonia was loosely based upon this original design. The escutcheon, while staying close to the original design, was revamped with a new background and colours, with the deer turning its head to represent progress.The torse gained new colours and the supporters were changed to two lions. As well as this, the motto and the scroll was redesigned. A compartment and mantling were also added to the design.

Presentation

The coat of arms was presented privately on November 17th 2019, while the Prince was on the fence of its adoption, he eventually adopted after the motto was changed from Afrikaans, to its current Latin form.

Meaning

The coat of arms uses red in the crown, torse and mantling to represent the country's British and colonial heritage. The style of mantling is used as a nod to the European heritage of the European side of the House of Denton and also to the coat of arms of Liechtenstein. The water of the compartment represents the lakes in the area and the Lions represent the power of the nation and also British heritage, the motto means 'unity is peace' in Latin

Escutcheon

The Escutcheon has meaning itself, the deer looks the other way to represent progress in Caudonia, there are two halves to the background, to the right, the mountains represent the Scottish Highlands, the origin of the Scots language, to the left is an Ohioan town, which represents the nation as formerly being part of the US state of Ohio. The sun is high in the sky which represents the ambition of Caudonia to be high in the micronational stage and to have high quality living and hope upon its citizens. The clouds represent the hope and dreams of Caudonia.

Use

Greater coat of arms

The greater coat of arms is used for most princely purposes, including being used for the prince and anything related to the House of Denton. The greater coat of arms is also used on some more formal occasions by the police, such as princely duties.

Lesser coat of arms

The lesser coat of arms is less formal and is used for government purposes, it is also incorporated into some logos of the government agencies, such as the police.

Uniquely, unlike most lesser arms of monarchies, the crown is omitted from the shield.

Other coats of arms

Every coat of arms is designed and managed by the Heraldry Commission of Caudonia.

Local coats of arms

Every county and city has rights to a coat of arms. The Caudonian counties are differentiated from being autonomous or not by the fact autonomous counties have a full coat of arms whereas non-autonomous counties do not.

Regional coats of arms

Municipal coat of arms

Defunct coats of arms

Personal coats of arms

These coat of arms are granted to those who have contributed massively to the Caudonian nation.

Royal coats of arms

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