Vytis is one of the oldest coats of arms in the world. It is a sign that was used by the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in the 13th century. - 14th century signifying a mature ruler who honorably defends his Homeland with a sword. It is believed that the Grand Duke of Lithuania Algirdas was the first to use his image as a knight armed with a sword on a horse. After Algirdas, other princes of the Gediminas dynasty began to portray themselves in this way.