Coat of Arms of Great Nortend
|Royal Coat of Arms of Great Nortend|
Government emblem (left)
Parliamentary emblem (right)
|Armiger||Sovereign of Great Nortend|
|Crest||Gules a Lion rampant regardant Or armed and langued azure within a bordure charged with oak-leaves and acorns Or.|
|Supporters||Dexter, a lion Or armed and langued azure royally crowned proper; sinister a lion Or regardant armed and langued azure royally crowned proper.|
|Use||on the national currency; on Government buildings; in courtrooms; on passports; on official documents|
The Royal Coat of Arms is the official coat of arms of Great Nortend and the heraldic device used by the King of Nortend, Cardoby and Hambria. It is a form of arms of dominion, rather than the arms of the ruling house. It is blazoned:
Shield: Gules a Lion rampant regardant Or armed and langued azure within a bordure charged with oak-leaves and acorns Or. Supporters: dexter, a lion Or armed and langued azure royally crowned proper; sinister a lion Or regardant armed and langued azure royally crowned proper.
Crest: upon the Royal helm the royal crown Proper.
Motto: Magnus Dominus mecum sit.
The Royal Coat of Arms is also the official coat of arms of His Majesty's Government, exercising the Sovereign's executive powers, and is in this function used frequently by the Foreign Office, the Exchequer, the Treasury and the Clerk's Department. Often, it is used without mantling and helm. It is also used by the courts as a symbol of royal power.
The government emblem is the shield or escutcheon of the Royal Arms, minus the oak-leaf bordure, encircled with an ovular blue circlet and crowned, and can be seen to the left. The motto on the circlet is the same as in the Royal Arms. The Parliamentary emblem is used by Parliament, and features a double warded key with the motto, 'Quoniam filii sanctorum sumus', taken from the Book of Tobias, meaning, 'For we are the sons of angels'.
These emblems are used by various government departments, boards and ministries and parliamentary committees, officers and the like respectively as a more informal emblem than the official Royal Coat of Arms, the use of which is granted specially by royal warrant.