Template:Coat of arms

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Coat-elements-2.pngDialog-warning-orange.svg This file depicts a coat of arms.

The composition of coats of arms are generally public domain with respect to copyright laws, and may be reproduced freely. This corresponds to the international traditional usage, and is explicitly stated in some national copyright laws. Some compositions, of more recent origin, may be copyrighted.

This is not a valid license as such, being a "public domain" statement for the coat of arms definition only. It must be completed with the copyright tag associated to the picture creation.

See Commons:Coats of arms for further information.

Please note that this applies only to the coat of arms definition (composition / description). The representation of a coat of arms is an artistic creation, subject as such to copyright laws.

Restriction of use - Legal notice:
Most of the time, the usage of coats of arms is governed by legal restrictions, independent of the status of the depiction shown here. A coat of arms represents its owner. Though it can be freely represented, it cannot be appropriated, or used in such a way as to create a confusion with or a prejudice to its owner.

Usage on Commons:
Please provide licence information for the coat of arm representation, information for the author of the picture, and the source if not self-made work.

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The template automatically sets the following categories:


{{Coat of arms}}

Or use the shorthand COA, Coa

  • This is not a valid license tag as such, being a "public domain" statement for the CoA definition only. It must be completed with the copyright tag associated to the picture creation.
  • Coats of Arms pictures found on the net are usually copyrighted pictures.
  • Drawing a Coat of Arms from a heraldic description does not create a "derivative work": it creates an independent new representation of the Coat of Arms, and can be used to create free material.

Usage: Use {{Coat of Arms}} to categorize into Category:PD coat of arms definitions or {{Coat of Arms|Austria}} to categorize into Category:Coats of arms of Austria (replacing Austria with the term needed)

The template takes no parameters.

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The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Coat of arms/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:Coat of arms/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.