Arms of Sigismund III Vasa


King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania 1587-1632, King of Sweden 1592-1599 (1566-1632)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV gules an eagle displayed argent, armed and crowned or (Poland); II and III, gules a knight upon a horse salient, bearing in his dexter arm a sword fesswise argent and on his sinister an escutcheon azure a cross patriarchal or (Lithuania); overall in the fess point an escutcheon per cross pate or, I and IV azure three crowns or (Sweden moderne), II and III azure three bendlets sinister wavy argent, a lion rampant crowned or, armed and langued gules (Sweden ancien), all surmounted by an escutcheon per bend argent azure and gules, a garb or (Vasa)


Miscellaneous Arms


Coat of Arms

Left to right, top to bottom:

1. Blazon: Azure an eagle displayed argent
Crest: A leopard sejant proper, blindfolded argent
Mantling: Azure lined argent

2. Blazon: Argent an eagle displayed gules crowned and armed or
Crest: A dexter wing elevated sable
Mantling: Gules lined argent

3. Blazon: Or a wolf rampant sable langued gules
Crest: A wolf’s head sable langued gules and winged argent
Mantling: Sable lined or

4. Blazon: Gules two bars or
Crest: Two horns gules charged with two bars or
Mantling: Or lined gules

5. Blazon: Per bend the first azure a lion passant or, the second bendy sinister of four argent and gules
Crest: Three ostrich plumes ermine
Mantling: Azure lined or

6. Blazon: Per pale the first or an eagle displayed sable, the second argent four bars gules
Crest: An eagle’s head sable langued gules and winged or
Mantling: Gules lined or

7. Blazon: Gules a lion rampant argent within a bordure compony of the second and azure
Crest: Between two horns barry of six argent and azure, an escutcheon gules charged with a lion of the first
Mantling: Gules lined argent

8. Blazon: Or a saltire sable
Crest: An escutcheon as in the arms, issuant from each point of the escutcheon a feather vert
Mantling: Sable lined or


Talking about my country with my crowbabe reminded me how much I like tradition and history. GoT reminded me how much I like insignia.
Important municipal arms and other coat of arms throughout my life!
From the top:
Mariefred – my birthtown.
Strängnäs – the nearest “larger” town, where most of my friends studied.
Stallarholmen – gave me my appreciation of nature
Åkers styckebruk – developed my diving and swimming.
Eskilstuna – where I studied for three years in highschool
Södermanland County – where most of my life has taken place.
Stockholm – capitol of Sweden and my current place of residence
Greater Coat of Arms of Sweden

Mariefred: Azure a sun surmounted by the Virgin holding her Child or standing on a crescent fesswise argent

Strangnas: Or the figures of St. Peter on the dexter and St. Paul on the sinister, nimbed argent robed gules and cloaked vert, bearing in their sinister hands a key azure for St. Peter and a sword of the same for St. Paul

Stallarholmen: Or a selbåge* sable

Akers styckebruk: Sable a cannon palewise between two palm branches or

Eskilstuna: Argent an anvil sable issuant from a base wavy azure; issuant from a cloud nebuly of the third in the sinister chief point a dexter arm gules bearing a hammer of the second

Sodermanland County: Or a griffin rampant segreant sable, armed and langued gules

Stockholm: Azure the head of St. Erik crowned or


Blazon: Per quarterly by a cross or the first and fourth azure three crowns of the first, second and third bendy sinister wavy of the second and argent, a lion rampant crowned of the first armed and langued gules; in the fess point an escutcheon per pale, the first tierced in bend of the second, third, and fourth, a vase of the first; the second of the second issuant from the sea in base wavy a bridge with three arches and two towers of the third, in honor point an eagle reguardant wings displayed and inverted resting on thunderbolts of the first, in chief the constellation of the Big Dipper of the same

Supporters: Two lions rampant reguardant, colored as in the arms

Mantling: Purpre lined ermine

*Despite much Googling, my Swedish is nonexistent, and I have no idea what this implement is. If anyone knows Swedish or is familiar with this tool, please let me know.