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English: Coats of arms of an emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
Deutsch: Wappen eines Kaisers des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation

Source: Wappenbuch von Johann Siebmacher, 1605

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These are not the Coats-of Arms of the Holy Roman Emperors in general, but those of [ Maximilian II], a member of the Habsburg dynasty, who combined the Austrian lands with the Kingdoms of Hungary and Bohemia.

In the middle is the double-headed Imperial eagle, bearing the joint coats-of-arms of Austria and Castile - representative of his union with Maria, the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V - and the symbol of the Order of the Golden Fleece, of which Maximilian was a member. It is crowned by an earlier version of the Imperial Crown of Austria.

The eagle is circumscribed by the coats-of-arms of Maximilian's major territories. Clockwise, these are the Kingdoms of Hungary, Dalmatia, Slavonia [sic] (correctly: Bosnia), the Duchy of Burgundy and Crain (all on on the right side), the County of Tyrol (at the bottom), the Duchies of Styria and Austria, the Kingdoms of Croatia, Bohemia and Hungary (all on on the left side). The Kingdom of Hungary is represented by two different coats of arms (see [ Wikipedia] for the reasons).

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