Two-headed Eagle crest

I found this amongst my dad’s army badges and buttons.
I have a vague memory of seeing it on a box but can’t quite put my finger on where.
It could have been on a pack of cards or cigarettes even.

Anyone recognise it?

The double-headed eagle is very common in heraldry from Byzantine times
and appears in Greece, Spain, Serbia, Montenegro, Russia, Austria
… to name but a few countries.

 

 

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~ by marysia on 31 August 2011.

2 Responses to “Two-headed Eagle crest”

  1. 1918–1929: The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes The Serb-Croat-Slovene coat of arms was a reworking of the Serbian arms (the source of the crown and double eagle) to represent all three of the designated peoples: in the small shield on the eagle’s breast, the Serbian cross is at the upper left, the Croatian šahovnica at the upper right, and below both is a coat of arms designed for the occasion to represent Slovenia: on a blue field, three six-pointed stars above a crescent.

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