Coat of arms of Portugal

The coat of arms of Portugal is the main heraldic insignia of Portugal. The present model was officially adopted on 30 June 1911, along with the present model of the Flag of Portugal. It is based on the coat of arms used by the Portuguese Kingdom since the Middle Ages. The coat of arms of Portugal is popularly referred as the Quinas (a quina being a group of five things).

Coat of arms of Portugal
Versions
Version without laurel branches, for use on the national flag, naval jack and some governmental flags
Version with the motto, for use on the national colors of the military units
ArmigerPortuguese Republic
Adopted30 June 1911
BlazonArgent, five escutcheons in cross azure each charged with as many plates in saltire, all within a bordure gules charged with seven golden triple-towered castles
MottoEsta é a ditosa Pátria minha amada
("This is my blissful beloved homeland")
Other elementsBehind the shield, an armillary sphere between two olive branches embowed Or bound together in base by a ribbon vert and gules.

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