Coat of arms of the Isle of Man
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The Coat of arms of the Isle of Man dates from 12 July 1996. As the Isle of Man is a Crown dependency, the arms are more accurately described as The Arms of Her Majesty in right of the Isle of Man.
The Arms consist of shield bearing the triskelion, a symbol consisting of three bent human legs, on a red field. The triskelion is an ancient symbol used in the Isle of Man. The supporters are a falcon and a raven. The falcon is used due to the historical importance of the bird in the Island's history in that when Henry IV of England gave the Isle of Man with all its rights to Sir John Stanley on condition that he paid homage and gave two Peregrine falcons to him and to every future King of England on his Coronation Day. This tradition carried on up to the Coronation of George IV in 1822. The raven is used as a bird that features in Manx legends. The shield is mounted by a St. Edward's Crown, representing the British monarch who is referred to on the island as The Queen, Lord of Mann.
A banner of the arms is used as the flag of the Isle of Man.
The formal description, or blazon, of the arms is:
For the Arms: Gules a Triskele Argent garnished and spurred Or; and for the Crest: ensigning the Shield of Arms An Imperial Crown proper; and for the Supporters: Dexter a Peregrine Falcon and sinister a Raven both proper together with this Motto: 'Quocunque Jeceris Stabit'."
- Government of the Isle of Man- coat of arms
- List of coats of arms of the United Kingdom and dependencies
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