Coat of arms of Vatican City
2023 version of the Vatican City coats of arms
Adopted7 June 1929
BlazonThe Fundamental Law of Vatican City State describes the shield as chiavi decussate sormontate del Triregno in campo rosso (keys in saltire surmounted by the papal tiara on a red field) and depicts the keys as two, one silver (argent) in bend and one gold (or) in bend sinister, interlaced at their intersection with a red (gules) cord. The tiara is represented as white with golden crowns.[1]

The coat of arms of Vatican City is the coat of arms of adopted by Vatican City's Fundamental Law on 7 June 1929; this coat of arms is defined by law as having the silver key in bend and the gold key in bend sinister.[2]

History

Further information: Fundamental Law of Vatican City State

The Vatican City coats of arms is described in the Annex B of the 2023 Fundamental Law of Vatican City State.

Previously, it was described under the heading "Annex B. Official coat of arms of Vatican City State", in article 20 of the Fundamental Law of Vatican City State in force since 22 February 2001.[3] This 2001 law repeats the contents of article 19 of the original Fundamental Law of Vatican City State adopted on 7 June 1929.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Appendix B ("All. B. Stemma Ufficiale dello Stato della Città del Vaticano") of the Fundamental Law of Vatican City State, 7 June 1929" (PDF). uniroma2.it. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/sp_ss_scv/insigne/sp_ss_scv_stemma-bandiera-sigillo_en.html#Stemma della Santa Sede
  3. ^ "La nuova Legge fondamentale dello Stato della Città del Vaticano (26 novembre 2000) | Giovanni Paolo II". vatican.va. Retrieved 2023-08-14.
  4. ^ "Motu Proprio Di nostro moto proprio che contiene la Legge Fondamentale della Città del Vaticano (7 giugno 1929) – PIO XI". w2.vatican.va. Retrieved 7 March 2019.