Banner of arms

The official flag of Scania, one of Sweden's traditional provinces, is a banner of arms.

A banner of arms is a flag, which has the same image as a coat of arms, i.e. the shield of a full heraldic achievement, rendered in the rectangular shape of the flag.[1] It can thus be compared with the heraldic flag but it is not only used ceremoniously but may be used e.g. as a national flag.

The term is derived from the terminology of heraldry but mostly used in vexillology. Examples of modern national flags which are banners of arms are the flags of Austria, Iraq, and Switzerland.

The banner of arms is sometimes simply called a banner, but a banner is in a more strict sense a one of a kind personal flag of a nobleman held in battle.[2][3]


National flags

Country Flag Coat of arms which the flag is derived from
Flag of Austria Coat of arms of Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Greece (heraldic and historical) Coat of arms of Greece
Flag of Iraq Coat of arms of Iraq
Flag of Kiribati Coat of arms of Kiribati
Flag of Luxembourg for use at sea Lesser coat of arms of Luxembourg
Flag of Malta Coat of arms of Malta
Flag of Monaco (alternative) Coat of arms of Monaco
Flag of Namibia Coat of arms of Namibia
Flag of Portugal (heraldic and historical) Coat of arms of Portugal
Flag of Somalia Coat of arms of Somalia
Flag of Switzerland Coat of arms of Switzerland
United Kingdom
Royal Standard of the United Kingdom Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Royal Standard of the United Kingdom for use in Scotland Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom for use in Scotland

Subdivision flags

Subdivision Flag Coat of arms which the flag is derived from
Flag of Aquitaine Coat of arms of Aquitaine
Flag of Alsace Coat of arms of Alsace
Astrakhan Oblast
Flag of Astrakhan Oblast Coat of arms of Astrakhan Oblast
British Columbia
Flag of British Columbia Coat of arms of British Columbia
Flag of Burgundy Coat of arms of Burgundy
Castile and León
Flag of Castile and León Coat of arms of Castile and León
Castile-La Mancha
Flag of Castile-La Mancha Coat of arms of Castile-La Mancha
Flag of Corsica Coat of arms of Corsica
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Flag of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Coat of arms of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Royal Banner of England Royal Arms of England
Flag of Flanders Coat of arms of Flanders
Flag of Franche-Comté Coat of arms of Franche-Comté
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Flag of Friuli-Venezia Giulia Coat of arms of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Lipetsk Oblast
Flag of Lipetsk Oblast Coat of arms of Lipetsk Oblast
Flag of Madeira Coat of arms of Madeira
Flag of Maryland Coat of arms of Maryland
Midi-Pyrénées (Occitania, Languedoc)
Flag of Midi-Pyrénées Coat of arms of Midi-Pyrénées
Flag of Mpumalanga Coat of arms of Mpumalanga
Murcia (Region)
Flag of Region of Murcia Coat of arms of Region of Murcia
Flag of Navarre (historical) Coat of arms of Navarre
New Brunswick
Flag of New Brunswick Coat of arms of New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Flag of Nova Scotia Coat of arms of Nova Scotia
Flag of Picardy Coat of arms of Picardy
Prince Edward Island
Flag of Prince Edward Island Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Coat of arms of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Flag of Savoy Coat of arms of Savoy
Flag of Scania Coat of arms of Scania
Royal Standard of Scotland Royal coat of arms of Scotland
Flag of Sicily Coat of arms of Sicily
Ternopil Oblast
Flag of Ternopil Oblast Coat of arms of Ternopil Oblast
Tula Oblast
Flag of Tula Oblast Coat of arms of Tula Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast
Flag of Ulyanovsk Oblast Coat of arms of Ulyanovsk Oblast
Voronezh Oblast
Flag of Voronezh Oblast Coat of arms of Voronezh Oblast
Flag of Wales The 1953 Royal Badge of Wales
Flag of Wallonia Coat of arms of Wallonia
Yaroslavl Oblast
Flag of Yaroslavl Oblast Coat of arms of Yaroslavl Oblast

County flags

County Flag Coat of arms which the flag is derived from
Flag of Cheshire Coat of arms of Cheshire
Flag of Essex Coat of arms of Essex
Jönköping County
Flag of Jönköping County Coat of arms of Jönköping County
Kalmar County
Flag of Kalmar County Coat of arms of Kalmar County
Flag of Kent Coat of arms of Kent
Kronoberg County
Flag of Kronoberg County Coat of arms of Kronoberg County
Flag of Northumberland Coat of arms of Northumberland
Przemyśl County
Flag of Przemyśl County Coat of arms of Przemyśl County
Flag of Sussex Coat of arms of Sussex
Flag of Warwickshire Coat of arms of Warwickshire


  1. "Flags of the World: Dictionary of Vexillology: B (Backing - Banner of Victory): Banner of arms". Flags of the World. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. Puttock, A.G. (1985). A Dictionary of Heraldry. Exeter: Blaketon Hall Ltd. p. 196. ISBN 0 907854 93 1.
  3. Friar, Stephen, ed. (1987). A New Dictionary of Heraldry. London: Alphabooks/A&C Black. pp. 45–46. ISBN 0 906670 44 6.

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