Arms of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy

The Imperial Arms

Small Imperial Arms: [Or,] a double-headed eagle sable, armed and crowned or, holding a scepter and sword in dexter claw and an orb in sinister claw, all of the second, beneath the Austrian imperial crown stringed azure; on its breast an escutcheon surrounded by the Collar of the Golden Fleece, bearing tierced per pale: Or, a lion gules crowned azure (Habsburg), Gules a fess argent (Austria), Or on a bend gules three allerions argent (Lorraine).

The Great Imperial Arms were formed of the quarters of the Crown Lands, arranged in various ways at various times. See a splendid black-and-white but large representation.

Austrian flag (from Lycos Image Gallery)

The Titles of the Habsburg Emperors

Here are the titles of Ferdinand III as enumerated in the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648:

Most Serene and Puissant Prince and Lord, Ferdinand the Third, elected Roman Emperor, always August, King of Germany, Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Arch-Duke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, Marquiss of Moravia, Duke of Luxemburg, of the Higher and Lower Silesia, of Wirtemburg and Teck, Prince of Suabia, Count of Hapsburg, Tirol, Kyburg and Goritia, Marquiss of the Sacred Roman Empire, Burgovia, the Higher and Lower Lusace, Lord of the Marquisate of Slavonia, of Port Naon and Salines.

The Austrian Crown Lands

See a large color illustration of many of the following coats.

The Hungarian Crown Lands

These quarters are described in full under Hungary.


Meyers Grosses Konversations-Lexicon, 6th Ed. (1908).

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