In 1862 Emperor Franz Joseph I awarded Bukovina a ducal coat of arms:
blue and red longitudinal sections and the head of an aurochs surrounded
by three golden stars. The coat of arms is surrounded by a velvet coat
on which a duke's hat lies adorned with precious stones.
François R. Velde's WWW page,
Arms of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy provides further descriptions
and illustrations of both the Imperial Arms and the Arms of the various
crown lands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It quotes
Meyers Grosses Konversations-Lexicon, 6th Ed. (1908) for the
heraldic description of the Arms of the Duchy of Bukovina:
iper pale azure and gules, a bull's head caboshed sable,
horned argent, between three mullets or.
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