Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Nordic heraldry (Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)
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Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Jonathan Webster » 14 Jan 2013, 13:57

In line with similar posts on the Presidents of various countries; does anyone have any information regarding what arms the Presidents of Iceland have borne; if any?

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Re: Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Torsten Laneryd » 14 Jan 2013, 21:01

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir who served as the fourth President of Iceland from 1980 to 1996.

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Re: Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 04 Feb 2013, 17:52

Kristján Eldjárn (1916-1982) President 1968-80 used: "Azure a star of eight point Or and in chief a Fire steel Argent. No Motto.

Ásgeir Ásgeirsson (1894-1972), President 1952-68 used "Tierced per pale Azure, Gules and Vert, the Gules field charged with a Latin Cross Or (or maybe Argent) the three upper arms bottony and the lower one fitchy. Motto "Carpe Diem".
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Re: Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Jonathan Webster » 07 Sep 2013, 11:59

The Stallplate of President Olafur Grimsson has literally just been painted.

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Re: Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Jonathan Webster » 07 Sep 2013, 12:51

The blazon is " Azure, a pile and terrace arched conjoined Argent, overall a terrace in base Gules", or possibly "aAzure, in base Gules, a Thor's Hammer throughout Argent.' Motto: 'Vires Icelandiae' (Latin: 'Strength of Iceland')

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Re: Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 17 Apr 2014, 10:41

A Picture of President Grimsson's Arms by Fenn-O-maniC on Wikimedia Commons.

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From the same source pictures of the Arms of Presidents Eldjárn and Ásgeirsson.

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Re: Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 05 Nov 2017, 16:12

Coat of Arms of Vigdis Finnbogadottir as Member of the Spanish Order of Charles III.

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Picture by Heralder, Wikimedia Commons.

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Re: Arms of the Presidents of Iceland

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 10 Nov 2017, 04:02

All quite nice!
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