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Coat of arms of Albania

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Coat of arms of Albania

Coat of arms of Albania
Armiger Republic of Albania
Adopted 1998
Escutcheon Gules, a two-headed eagle Sable; in chief the helmet of Skanderbeg Or

The coat of arms of Albania is an adaptation of the flag of Albania. It is based on the flag and seal of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. The emblem above the head of the two-headed eagle is the helmet of Skanderbeg, surmounted with billy goats' horns.

The emblem has dimensions of 1:1.5. It is sometimes considered to violate the rule of tincture, because in English and French heraldry only silver or gold may be placed upon any darker colour.


  • Significance of the helmet 1
  • Historical coats of arms 2
  • Other 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Significance of the helmet

The helmet of Skanderbeg.

Skanderbeg's helmet is made of white metal, adorned with a strip dressed in Pyrrhus and Alexander."

Historical coats of arms



  1. ^ Schmitt, Oliver Jens . "Arberia Vendike (1392-1479)" [Das Venezianische Albanien (1392–1479)]. Tirane: K&B, 2007. 63–85.

External links

  • Albania National Emblem In The World All Countries National Emblem
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