The Norway Coat of Arms

Norway Coat of Arms
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The Norway Coat of Arms dates back to the time of Hakon the Old. It is a very old design. It depicts a yellow lion holding a silver axe and is set on a red shield.

The Norway Coat of Arms also has a crown that was added by Eirik Magnusson in 1280. The axe depicted is the axe that killed St. Olav in 1030 during the Battle of Stiklestad. The design under went many changes since then, but it was adopted in 1937 and then changed slightly in May of 1992.

It has appeared on the seal of Eric III of Pomerania, Magnus VI of Norway, and Haakon V of Norway. The Norway Coat of Arms has also been used on the seals of many other kings. It is somewhat similar to the coat of arms of Finland.

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