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Romanian Royal Coat of Arms atop former Pedagogical School

June 1, 2012


Statues and Romanian Royal Coat of Arms atop the former Pedagogical School, presently the “Faculty of Orthodox Theology” in central Bucharest. The building is located in the vicinity of the Patriarchal Cathedral, to the south.




Beautiful rendition of the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Romania. The Coat of Arms displays the symbols of the historical regions of the country as they were comprised into the boundaries of the country at the late 19th century: Wallachia (the crowned eagle, top left), Moldavia (the bull head), Dobrudja (the two dolphins), Oltenia (the rampant lion) and in the middle, the symbol of the German noble House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Interestingly, this emblem of the Romanian Royalty remained unnoticed by the state officials throughout the decades of Communist regime.
At the bottom of the emblem one can also see the inscription “Nihil Sine Deo” (“Nothing Without God”), the motto of the Princely Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House.

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