The coat of arms of Emperor Charles VI on the attic of the Imperial Chancellery Wing of the Vienna Hofburg

The coat of arms of Emperor Charles VI on the attic of the Imperial Chancellery Wing of the Vienna Hofburg

In this version of the imperial arms the double-headed eagle bears an escutcheon with the Austrian ‘Bindenschild’ and the triple-turreted castle of Castile, intended to affirm the claim to the Spanish inheritance that Charles had never relinquished.

 

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