Juan Sebastián Elcano's Coat of Arms

K6 Gestión Cultural2019

Fundación Elkano

Fundación Elkano
Getaria, Spain

In 1522, Juan Sebastián Elcano, the first person to circumnavigate the world, was compensated by Charles V for his achievement with an annuity of 500 gold ducats per year. He was also given a coat of arms, whose crest features a globe with the inscription Primus circumdedisti me. Although the inscription is in Latin, it is not from the Roman age. It translates as: "You were the first to circumnavigate me."


  • Title: Juan Sebastián Elcano's Coat of Arms
  • Creator: K6 Gestión Cultural
  • Date: 2019
  • Location: San Sebastian, Spain
  • Original Source: Museo Marítimo Vasco
  • External Link: Museo Marítimo Vasco

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