National Coat of Arms

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Arms of the State

The National Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Talossa, as maintained and described by the Royal College of Arms, is an image of a shield with the Chinese symbol for "Ben", surrounded by a circle inscribed with the date of the founding of the nation and topped by a crown. Formally, it is "argent the Chinese character 'Ben' sable," mantled by "an annulet azure fimbriated or bearing the words 'Regipäts Talossán Kingdom * 26.12.1979 *' Or," and topped with "a royal crown proper."

Fully Adorned Arms

Greater State Seal

The fully adorned arms of the Kingdom are also found used as the Greater State Seal, as a mark seen exclusively on documents or proclamations issued directly by the King.

In this manifestation, the unadorned coat of arms is supported by two squirrels standing upon a ribbon among dandelion fronds and bearing the national motto of "A Man's Room Is His Kingdom", in Finnish. It is formally described as "two Talossan squirrels proper standing upon a ribbon argent fimbriated at the chief vert and at the base gules bearing the motto Miehen Huone on Hänen Valtakuntansa ('A Man's Room Is His Kingdom')"

History

The symbology appearing on or as the central element of the national coat of arms has gone through a long series of variations over the years, some of which are recounted in King Ben's 1992 pamphlet, Clashing Symbols.