Emblems

This page lists all the various symbols in the Emblems category.

An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint.

Although words emblem and symbol are often used interchangeably, an emblem is a pattern that is used to represent an idea or an individual. An emblem crystallizes in concrete, visual terms some abstraction: a deity, a tribe or nation, or a virtue or vice.

Symbols in this category:

American Atheists

Founded in 1963, American Atheists is a major player in the ongoing battle to separate religious teachings from government proceedings.

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Arms of Karres, Tyrol, Austria

Karres is a municipality in the district of Imst (district) and is located 2.5 km east of Imst near the mouth of the Pitze River.

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Arms of Niesky, Saxony, Germany

Niesky (-German, Sorbian/Polish: Niska) is a small town in Upper Lusatia in eastern the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It has a population of about 11,000 and is part of the district of Gorlitz.

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Arms of Topen

Topen is a municipality in Upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria in Germany.

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Coat of arms of Albania

The coat of arms of Albania is an adaptation of the flag of Albania. It is based on the seal of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. The emblem above the head of the two-headed eagle is the helmet of Skanderbeg, surmounted with billy goats' horns.

The emblem has dimensions of 1:1.5. It is sometimes considered to violate the rule of tincture, because in English and French heraldry, sable (black) is considered a colour, whereas elsewhere it is often considered a fur.

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Coat of Arms of Andorra

The coat of arms of Andorra has existed for centuries. This coat of arms has been the national coat of arms of Andorra since 1969. Below the shield arms stands Andorra's national motto Virtus Unita Fortior (Latin for United virtue is stronger). The coat of arms also appears on the flag of Andorra.

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Coat of arms of Antigua and Barbuda

The coat of arms of Antigua and Barbuda was designed in 1966 by Gordon Christopher. It was officially introduced on 16 February 1967. The symbolism of the arms is more complex than that found on the Flag of Antigua and Barbuda, but many elements are similar.

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Coat of arms of Argentina

The coat of arms of Argentina (Spanish: Escudo de la República Argentina) was established in its current form in 1944, but has its origins in the seal of the General Constituent Assembly of 1813. It is supposed that it was chosen quickly because of the existence of a decree signed on February 22 sealed with the symbol. The first mention of it in a public document dates to March 12 of that same year, in which it is stated that the seal had to be used by the executive power, that is, the second triumvirate. On April 13 the National Assembly coined the new silver and gold coins, each with the seal of the assembly on the reverse, and on April 27 the coat of arms became a national emblem. Although the coat of arms is not currently shown on flags, the Buenos Aires-born military leader Manuel Belgrano ordered to paint it over the flag he gave to the city of San Salvador de Jujuy, and during the Argentine War of Independence most flags had the coat of arms.

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Coat of arms of Armenia

The national coat of arms of Armenia (Armenian:Հայաստա

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Coat of arms of Australia

The coat of arms of Australia (formally known as Commonwealth Coat of Arms) is the official symbol of Australia. The initial coat of arms was granted by King Edward VII on 7 May 1908, and the current version was granted by King George V on 19 September 1912, although the 1908 version continued to be used in some contexts, notably appearing on the sixpenny coin until 1966.

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Coat of arms of Austria

The current coat of arms of Austria, albeit without the broken chains, has been in use by the Republic of Austria since 1919. Between 1934 and the German annexation in 1938 Austria used a different coat of arms, which consisted of a double-headed eagle. The establishment of the Second Republic in 1945 saw the return of the original (First Republic) arms, with broken chains added to symbolise Austria's liberation.

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Coat of arms of Bahamas

The Coat of Arms of the Bahamas contains a shield with the national symbols as its focal point.

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Coat of arms of Barbados

The coat of arms of Barbados was adopted on 14th February, 1966 by decree of Queen Elizabeth II. The Coat of Arms of Barbados was presented by the Queen to the President of the Senate, Sir Grey Massiah. Like other former British possessions in the Caribbean, the coat of arms has a helmet with a national symbol on top, and a shield beneath that is supported by two animals.

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Coat of arms of Belgium

The coat of arms of Belgium bears a lion or, known as Leo Belgicus (Latin: the Belgian lion), as its charge.

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Coat of arms of Belize

The Coat of Arms of Belize was adopted upon independence, and the current coat of arms is only slightly different from that used when Belize was a British colony.

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Coat of arms of Benin

The coat of arms of Benin, originally introduced in 1964, was readopted in 1990 after being replaced in 1975.

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Coat of arms of Bolivia

The coat of arms of Bolivia has a central cartouche surrounded by Bolivian flags, muskets, laurel branches, and has an Andean condor on top.

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Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina was adopted in 1998, replacing the previous design that had been in use since 1992 when Bosnia and Herzegovina gained independence, and follows the design of the national flag.

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Coat of arms of Botswana

The coat of arms of Botswana was adopted on January 25, 1966. The center shield is supported by two zebras. The shape of the shield is that of traditional shields found in East Africa. On the top portion of the shield are three cogwheels that represent industry.

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Coat of arms of Brazil

The coat of arms of Brazil was created on November 19, 1889, four days after Brazil became a republic.

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Coat of arms of Bulgaria

The coat of arms of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Герб на България, [ɡɛrp nɑ bɤ̞ɫˈɡɑrijɐ]) consists of a crowned golden lion rampant over a dark red shield; above the shield is the Bulgarian historical crown.

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Coat of arms of Burkina Faso

The coat of arms of Burkina Faso contains a shield based on the national flag.

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Coat of arms of Burundi

The coat of arms of Burundi, adopted in 1966, consists of a shield surrounded by three spears.

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Coat of arms of Colombia

The coat of arms of Colombia contains a shield with numerous symbols. Perched on top of the shield is an Andean Condor holding an olive crown and the condor symbolizing freedom. The national motto, Libertad y Orden (Spanish for Liberty and Order), is on a scroll in between the bird and the shield in black font over golden background. The condor is depicted facing front with his wings extended and looking to the right.

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Coat of arms of Costa Rica

The official coat of arms of the Republic of Costa Rica was designed in 1848, with modifications in 1906, 1964, and 1998. The latest change was the addition of smoke to distinguish the three volcanoes.

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Coat of arms of Cuba

The Cuban Coat of Arms is the official heraldic symbol of Cuba. It consists of a shield, in front of a Fasces crowned by the Phrygian Cap, all supported by an oak branch on one side and a laurel wreath on the other. The coat of arms was created by Miguel Teurbe Tolón and was adopted on April 24, 1906.

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Coat of arms of East Timor

The coat of arms of East Timor (officially: Timor-Leste) was introduced on 18 January 2007 under the Law 02/2007. It is based on a design first used when the country unilaterally declared independence on November 28, 1975.

The motto in Portuguese is "Unidade, Acção, Progresso" ("Unity, Action, Progress").

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Coat of arms of Ecuador

The coat of arms of Ecuador (Spanish: Escudo de armas del Ecuador) in its current form was established in 1900 based on an older version of 1845.

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Coat of arms of Egypt

The coat of arms of Egypt (Egyptian Arabic: شعار مصر) is a golden eagle looking towards the viewer's left (dexter).

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Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea

The national coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea was adopted on the 21st of August in 1979.

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Coat of arms of Eritrea

The Coat of arms of Eritrea was adopted 24 May 1993 on the occasion of the declaration of independence from Ethiopia.

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Coat of arms of Estonia

The current coat of arms of Estonia is a golden shield which includes a picture of three blue lions in the middle, with oak branches placed on both sides of the shield. The insignia was copied from the coat of arms of Denmark, which ruled northern Estonia in the thirteenth century.

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Coat of arms of Fiji

The Coat of arms of Fiji was granted by Royal Letters Patent on 4 July 1908. It was featured on the colonial ensign and its shield remains on the current flag of Fiji.

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Coat of arms of Finland

The coat of arms of Finland is a crowned lion on a red field, the right forepaw replaced with an armored hand brandishing a sword, trampling on a saber with the hind paws. The coat of arms was originally created around the year 1580.

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Coat of arms of Gabon

The coat of arms of Gabon was designed by the Swiss heraldist and vexillologist Louis Mühlemann, one of the founding members of the FIAV and also designer of the former coat of arms of Congo. It has been in use since 15 July 1963.

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Coat of arms of Germany

The coat of arms of Germany displays a black eagle (the Bundesadler "Federal Eagle", formerly Reichsadler "Imperial Eagle") on a yellow shield (Or, an eagle displayed sable). It is a re-introduction of the coat of arms of the Weimar Republic (in use 1919–1935) adopted by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1950. The current official design is due to Tobias Schwab (1887–1967) and was introduced in 1928.

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Coat of arms of Guyana

The coat of arms of Guyana (Co-operative Republic of Guyana) was granted by the College of Arms on 25 February 1966.

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Coat of arms of Iraq

The coat of arms or state emblem of Iraq is a golden black eagle looking towards the viewer's left dexter. The eagle is the Eagle of Saladin associated with 20th-century pan-Arabism, bearing a shield of the Iraqi flag, and holding a scroll below with the Arabic words جمهورية العراق (Jumhuriyat Al-`Iraq or "Republic of Iraq").

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Coat of arms of Ireland

The coat of arms of Ireland is blazoned as Azure a harp Or, stringed Argent (a gold harp with silver strings on a blue background).

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Coat of arms of Ivory Coast

The coat of arms of Ivory Coast in its current form was adopted in 2001. The focal point of the emblem is the head of an elephant. The elephant is symbolically important to the nation since it is the largest animal found in Côte d'Ivoire as well as being the source of ivory for which the nation is named. The rising sun is a traditional symbol of a new beginning. Below the elephant head is a banner containing the name of the nation.

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Coat of arms of Jamaica

Considered as a legacy from the British with slight modifications, the Jamaican Coat of Arms was granted to Jamaica in 1661 under Royal Warrant. The original was designed by William Sancroft, then Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Coat of arms of Kenya

The coat of arms of Kenya features two lions, a symbol of protection, holding spears and a traditional East African shield. The shield and spears symbolize unity and defense of freedom. The shield contains the national colors, representing:

Black for the people of Kenya

Green for the agriculture and natural resources

Red for the struggle for freedom

White for unity and peace.

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Coat of arms of Kiribati

The coat of arms of Kiribati shows a yellow frigatebird over a rising sun on a red background among white and blue stripes (symbol of the Pacific) and the 3 groups of stripes represent (Gilbert, Phoenix and Line Islands). The 17 rays of the sun represent the 16 Gilbert Islands and Banaba (former Ocean Island). On the ribbon under the shield is the Gilbertese motto Te Mauri Te Raoi Ao Te Tabomoa (Health, Peace, and Prosperity).

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Coat of arms of Latvia

The Latvian national Coat of Arms was formed after the proclamation of an independent Republic of Latvia on November 18, 1918, and was officially adopted on June 16, 1921. It was especially created for its independent statehood. The national coat of arms combines symbols of Latvian national statehood, as well as symbols of ancient historical districts.

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Coat of arms of Lebanon

The coat of arms of Lebanon (Arabic: شعار لبنان‎) consists of a red shield with a white bend sinister on which is placed a cedar tree. It is very similar to the flag of Lebanon, with the exception of the Spanish fess on the flag being changed into a bend sinister.

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Coat of arms of Lesotho

The coat of arms of Lesotho was adopted on 4 October 1966 following independence. Pictured is a crocodile on a Basotho shield. This is the symbol of the dynasty of Lesotho's largest ethnicity, the Sotho. Behind the shield there are two crossed weapons, an assegai (lance) and a knobkierie (club). To the left and right of the shield are supporters of the shield, two Basutho horses. In the foreground there is a ribbon with the national motto of Lesotho: Khotso, Pula, Nala (Sotho, to English: Peace, Rain, Prosperity).

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Coat of arms of Liberia

The coat of arms of Liberia consists of a shield containing a picture of 19th century ship arriving in Liberia. The ship symbolizes the ships which brought the freed slaves from the United States to Liberia. Above the shield the national motto of Liberia appears on a scroll: The love of liberty brought us here, and below the shield another scroll contains the official name of the country, Republic of Liberia.

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Coat of arms of Liechtenstein

The coat of arms of the Princely House of Liechtenstein is also used as the great arms of the nation. As the sovereign emblem of the Principality of Liechtenstein, its use is reserved for the members of the Princely House and state authorities. Private individuals may be authorized to use the great arms, if it is in the interest of the State. The arms are a history of the Princely House, and show the many different areas of Europe with which Liechtenstein has been involved, either by conquest or by marriage.

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Coat of arms of Lithuania

The coat of arms of Lithuania, consisting of an armour-clad knight on horseback holding an olden sword and shield, is also known as Vytis (pronounced [ʋiːt̪ɪs], "the Chaser"). The Lithuanian coat of arms is one of the oldest national coats of arms in Europe. It is one of very few containing symbolism adopted from ducal portrait seals rather than from coats of arms of dynasties, which is the case for most European countries.

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Coat of arms of Luxembourg

The coat of arms of Luxembourg has its origins in the Middle Ages, and was derived from that of the Duchy of Limburg, in modern day Belgium and the Netherlands. In heraldic language, these arms are described as: burely of 10 argent and azure, a lion rampant queue fourché in saltire gules armed, langued and crowned or.

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Coat of arms of Malaysia

The Coat of Arms of Malaysia (Jata Negara in Malay) is a coat of arms comprising a shield or escutcheon, two tigers for supporters, a crescent and fourteen point star for a crest and a motto). As the Malaysian emblem descended from the coat of arms of the Federated Malay States under British colonial rule, the current emblem of the Malaysian state resembles European heraldic practices.

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Coat of arms of Mali

The emblem of the Republic of Mali has a circular shape. It shows on a light blue background:

in the middle, the mosque of Djenné, in gold colour

above the mosque, a vulture in gliding flight, in gold colour

below, the rising sun, in gold colour

in front of the sun, two opposed bows bent by their arrow, in white colour

in the surround, the text "République du Mali" above and "Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi" below, in black capital letters.

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Coat of arms of Malta

The Coat of arms of Malta is the national emblem of the country of Malta.

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Coat of arms of Mauritius

The coat of arms of Mauritius are stipulated in the "Mauritius Laws 1990 Vol.2 SCHEDULE (Section 2)". The arms were designed by the Mayor of Johannesburg in 1906, Johann Van Der Puf. In the lower right quarter is a key and on the left-hand side is a white star, which are referred to in the Latin motto “Stella Clavisque Maris Indici” meaning “The Star and the Key of the Indian Ocean“.

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Coat of arms of Mexico

The current coat of arms of Mexico has been an important symbol of Mexican politics and culture for centuries. The coat of arms depicts a Mexican Golden Eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a snake. To the people of Tenochtitlan this would have strong religious connotations, but to the Europeans, it would come to symbolize the triumph of good over evil.

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Coat of arms of Moldova

The coat of arms of Moldova consists of a stylized eagle holding a cross in its beak and a scepter and an olive branch in its claws. According to the author of the coat of arms, the eagle symbolizes the Latin origin of the people.

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Coat of arms of Monaco

The Royal Arms of Prince Albert II are his arms of dominion in right of Monaco.

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Coat of arms of Montenegro

The coat of arms of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Грб Црне Горе, Grb Crne Gore) was officially adopted by the law passed in the Parliament on 12 July 2004. It is now the central motif of the flag of Montenegro, as well as the coat of arms of the Army of Montenegro. It was constitutionally sanctioned by the Constitution proclaimed on 2 October 2007.

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Coat of arms of New South Wales

The Coat of arms of New South Wales is the official coat of arms of the Australian state of New South Wales. It was granted by a Royal Warrant of His Majesty King Edward VII dated 11 October 1906.

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Coat of arms of New Zealand

The coat of arms of New Zealand is the official symbol of New Zealand. The initial coat of arms was granted by King George V on the 26 August 1911, and the current version was granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.

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Coat of arms of Queensland

The coat of arms of Queensland is the oldest in Australia, and was first granted in by Queen Victoria in 1893 through the simplest form of heraldic grants; with the shield of arms, motto, helmet, mantling and crest.

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Coat of Arms of Sir William Marshal

The coat of arms of Sir William Marshal, one of the greatest knights of the Middle Ages, consists of a red rampant lion on a field per pale (vertically divided in two) of vert (green) and or (yellow/gold).

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Coat of arms of South Australia

The Coat of arms of South Australia is the official symbol of the state of South Australia. It was granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 19 April 1984. They replaced a coat of arms granted to the State in 1936 by King Edward VIII.

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Coat of arms of Tasmania

The Coat of arms of Tasmania is the official symbol of the Australian state and island of Tasmania. It was officially granted by King George V in May 1917. The shield features significant examples of Tasmanian industry: a sheaf of wheat, hops, a ram and apples. It is surmounted by a red lion that also features on the State badge. The shield is supported by two Thylacines (Tasmanian tigers/wolfs) with a motto beneath, Ubertas et Fidelitas, which is Latin for "Fertility and Faithfulness".

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Coat of arms of the Czech Republic

The coat of arms of the Czech Republic (Czech: Státní znak České republiky) displays the three historical regions—the Czech lands—which make up the nation.

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Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic

The coat of arms of the Dominican Republic features a shield in similarly quartered colors as the flag, supported by a bay laurel branch (left) and a palm frond (right); above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty).

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Coat of arms of the Gambia

The coat of arms of The Gambia has been in use since 18 November 1964. It depicts two lions holding an axe and hoe, supporting a shield that depicts another pair of hoe and axe, crossed. Atop the shield is set the heraldic helmet and an oil palm as a crest. At the bottom is the national motto: Progress - Peace - Prosperity.

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Coat of arms of the Republic of Macedonia

The coat of arms of the Republic of Macedonia is composed of two curved garlands of sheaves of wheat, tobacco leaves and opium poppy fruits, tied by a ribbon decorated with embroidery of traditional Macedonian folk motifs. In the center of the ovoid frame are depicted a mountain, a lake and a sunrise. These devices are said to represent "the richness of our country, our struggle and our freedom".

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Coat of arms of the Republic of the Congo

The coat of arms of the Republic of Congo has a shield with a rampant red lion holding a torch. The background color of the shield is yellow with a green wavy stripe in the middle. A golden crown sits above the shield. Two large African elephants support the shield. A banner with the national motto "Unité Travail Progrès" ("Unity, Work, Progress" translated from "La Congolaise") is draped from a bar supporting the elephants.

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Coat of arms of Trinidad and Tobago

The coat of arms of Trinidad and Tobago was designed by a committee formed in 1962 to select the symbols that would be representative of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. The committee included noted artist Carlisle Chang and the late designer George Bailey.

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Coat of arms of Tunisia

The coat of arms of Tunisia displays a ship (symbol of freedom) along with a lion holding a sword (symbol of order), and a balance (symbol of justice). In the centre, just under the ship, is the national motto written in Arabic: Freedom (حرية) - Order (نظام) - Justice (عدالة). The central emblem of the national flag is seen above the shield. The background is gold in all sections.

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Coat of arms of Tuvalu

The coat of arms of Tuvalu is a shield with a golden border, which is decorated in a pattern with eight mussels and eight banana leaves. The shield itself shows a hut beneath a blue sky on green grounds. Beneath the ground are stylized depictions in blue and gold of ocean waves.

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Coat of arms of Ukraine

The state coat of arms of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Дер

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Coat of arms of Uruguay

The coat of arms of Uruguay was first adopted by law on March 19, 1829.

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Coat of arms of Vanuatu

The Coat of arms of Vanuatu features a Melanesian warrior superimposed on a boar's tusk, over a scroll that reads Long God yumi stanap (In God we stand, in Bislama).

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Coat of arms of Venezuela

The current coat of arms of Venezuela was primarily approved by the Congress on April 18, 1836, undergoing small modifications through history, reaching the present version.

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Coat of arms of Western Australia

The Coat of arms of Western Australia is the official coat of arms of the Australian State of Western Australia. It was granted by a Royal Warrant of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II dated 17 March 1969.

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Coat of arms of Zambia

The coat of arms of Zambia was adopted on 24 October 1964 when the Republic of Zambia reached its independence. This coat of arms is adapted from the arms of the Colony of Northern Rhodesia which dates to 1927. The eagle of liberty African Fish Eagle represents the conquest of freedom and nation's hope for the future. The pick and hoe represent the country's economic backbone: agriculture and mining, as well as the characteristics that have influenced Zambia's evolution and nature. The shield is a representation of Victoria Fallswith white water cascading over black rock. The Victoria Falls represents the Zambezi river, from which Zambia takes its name.

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Coat of arms of Zimbabwe

The current coat of arms of Zimbabwe was adopted on September 21, 1981, one year and five months after the national flag was adopted. Previously the coat of arms of Zimbabwe was identical to the former Coat of arms of Rhodesia.

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Coats of arms of Cyprus

The coat of arms of the Republic of Cyprus depicts a dove carrying an olive branch (a well-known symbol of peace) over “1960”, the year of Cypriot independence from British rule. The background is a copper-yellow color; this symbolizes the large deposits of copper ore on Cyprus (chiefly in the form of chalcopyrite, which is yellow in color). The arms violate the rule of tincture.

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Coats of arms of Ossetia

The coats of arms of Ossetia is a disk gules with a snow leopard passant or with sable spots on a ground or with as background seven mountains argent (i.e. a red disk with a golden snow leopard with black spots standing on a golden ground and with seven white mountains in the background). The mountains on the seal symbolize the Ossetian landscape, while the snow leopard is an iconic (but now seriously endangered) inhabitant of the Caucasus mountains.

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Coats of arms of the Holy See and Vatican City

The coat of arms of the Holy See has existed, though in varying form, since the 15th century. In 1929, the State of Vatican City adopted a coat of arms as well. Papal emblems and insignia have been represented in different forms (the cross, the keys of Saint Peter, the tiara, the umbraculum, the effigies of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) since the late 13th century. In 1929, a standardised coat of arms began to be used on the flag of the newly created Vatican City State.

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Druze Star

A symbol such as this one might not look out of place at a child’s birthday celebration, but it is in fact the emblem of a relatively obscure religion that possesses a rich and eclectic cultural history.

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Emblem of Afghanistan

The national emblem of Afghanistan has appeared in some form on the flag of Afghanistan since the inception of that nation.

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Emblem of Algeria

The national emblem of Algeria (Arabic: شعار الجزائر الوطني‎) is the seal used by the government, as other states use coats of arms.

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Emblem of Angola

The emblem of Angola reflects the recent past of the new nation. There is heavy Marxist imagery found on the device, expanded from what is found on the national flag. In the past, Angola has used coats of arms to represent the nation.

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Emblem of Bahrain

The current coat of arms of Bahrain is a coat of arms that was originally designed in 1932 by Charles Belgrave, the British governor and adviser to the then-Sheik of Bahrain. The design has undergone slight modifications since then, namely in 1971 in 2002 when mantling and the indentations of the chief were modified respectively, but the influence of the original design is still clearly visible in the modern blazon.

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Emblem of Brunei

The national emblem of Brunei is featured prominently on the flag of Brunei. It was adopted in 1940.

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Emblem of Djibouti

The national emblem of Djibouti was introduced after attaining independence from France on 27 June 1977.

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Emblem of Ethiopia

The Emblem of Ethiopia has been in its current form since 1996. It contains a golden pentagram radiating rays of light on a blue shield. Today the pentagram stands for the unity of the people and the nationality of Ethiopia.

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Emblem of Guinea-Bissau

The national emblem of Guinea-Bissau was adopted shortly after independence from Portugal in 1973. Featured prominently is a black star, that is part of traditional Pan-African symbolism, and is often referred to as the Black star of Africa. A seashell at the bottom unites two symmetrical olive branches. The sea shell is symbolism for the location of the country on the West coast of Africa. The red banner contains the national motto of the nation: that translates to English as "Unity, Struggle, Progress".

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Emblem of India

The emblem of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath, preserved in the Sarnath Museum.

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Emblem of Israel

The Emblem of the State of Israel (Hebrew: סמל מדינת ישראל) shows a menorah surrounded by an olive branch on each side, and the writing "ישראל" (Hebrew for Israel) below it. Most commonly light blue and white, the coat of arms does appear in different colour combinations depending on the use.

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Emblem of Italy

The emblem of Italy (Italian: emblema della Repubblica italiana) was formally adopted by the newly formed Italian Republic on 5 May 1948. Although often referred to as a coat of arms (or stemma in Italian), it is technically an emblem as it was not designed to conform to traditional heraldic rules.

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Emblem of Kuwait

The Emblem of Kuwait (Arabic: شعار الكويت‎) was adopted in 1962 and it consists of the shield of the flag design in color superimposed on a golden falcon with wings displayed. The falcon supports a disk containing a boom sailing ship, a type of dhow, with the full name of the state written (in Arabic) at the top of the disk.

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Emblem of Kyrgyzstan

The emblem of Kyrgyzstan was adopted following the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 2 June 1992. The emblem has a circular form which mostly bears the color blue. Light blue is known as the Kyrgyz color of courage and generosity (c.f. the flag of Kazakhstan and the emblem of Kazakhstan). To the left and right of the coat of arms, wheat and cotton are displayed. In the upper part, the name of the country appears in Kyrgyz "Кыргыз Республикасы" (Kyrgyz Respublikasy).

In the middle, the Tian Shan mountains are displayed, below which fields are shown. Behind the mountain panorama, one sees a rising sun. A hawk beating its wings stands under this panorama, which gives the impression that the panorama lies on the shoulders of the hawk.

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Emblem of Laos

The national emblem of Laos shows the national shrine Pha That Luang. A dam is pictured which as a symbol of power generation at the reservoir Nam Ngun, an asphalt street is also pictured, as well as a stylized watered field. In the lower part is a section of a gear wheel. The inscription on the left reads "Peace, Independence, Democracy" (lao script: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ) and on the right, "Unity and Prosperity" (lao script: ເອກະພາບ ວັດຖະນາຖາວອນ.)

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Emblem of Maldives

The Maldivian National Emblem consists of a coconut palm, a crescent, and two criss-crossing National Flags with the traditional Title of the State.

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Emblem of Mongolia

The state emblem of Mongolia (Mongolian: Монгол улсын төрийн сүлд, Mongol ulsyn t

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Emblem of Sri Lanka

The national emblem of Sri Lanka is used by the State of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan government in connection with the administration and government of the country. The current emblem has been in use since 1972.

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Emblem of Tajikistan

The State Emblem of Tajikistan is a modified version of the original coat of arms of the Tajik SSR that was in use until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Like other post-Soviet republics whose symbols do not predate the October Revolution, the current emblem retains some components of the Soviet one. Prior to 1992, Tajikistan had a coat of arms similar to all other Soviet Republics.

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Emblem of Thailand

The national emblem of Thailand (Thai: ตราแผ่นดินของไทย) is called the Phra Khrut Pha (RTGS transcription; พระครุฑพ่าห์; "Garuda as the vehicle" (of Vishnu)). The Garuda was officially adopted as the national emblem by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1911. However the mythical creature had been used as a symbol of royalty in Thailand for centuries. The Garuda is depicted on seals, which are used by the King of Thailand and the Government of Thailand to authenticate official documents and as its primary emblem.

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Emblem of the United Arab Emirates

The emblem of the United Arab Emirates (Arabic: شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎) was officially adopted in 1973. It is similar to the coats of arms and emblems of other Arab states. It consists of a golden falcon. The falcon had a red disk which shows an Arab sailboat in its interior. The disk is surrounded by a chain. The falcon holds with its talons a red parchment bearing the name of the federation in Kufic script.

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Emblem of Turkmenistan

The State Emblem of Turkmenistan was created after Turkmenistan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991

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Emblem of Uzbekistan

The state emblem of Uzbekistan was adopted on July 2, 1992. It is similar to the emblem of the previous Uzbek SSR. Like other post-Soviet republics whose symbols do not predate the October Revolution, the current emblem retains some components of the Soviet one. Prior to 1992, Uzbekistan had an emblem similar to all other Soviet Republics

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Emblem of Vietnam

The emblem of Vietnam is circular, has red background and a yellow star in the middle which represent the Communist Party of Vietnam, the revolutionary history and bright future of Vietnam. The cog and crops represent the cooperation of agriculture and industrial labor.

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Emblem of Yemen

The national emblem of Yemen depicts a golden eagle with a scroll between its claws. On the scroll is written the name of the country in Arabic: الجمهورية اليمنية or Al-Jumhuriyyah Al-Yamaniyah ("The Yemeni Republic"). The chest of the eagle contains a shield that depicts a coffee plant and the Marib Dam, that are below four blue and three wavy stripes. The flagstaffs on the right and left of the eagle hold the Flag of Yemen.

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Faravahar

This symbol, known as the faravahar (or, alternatively, the farohar), is the central icon of Zoroastrianism, a religion that emerged in ancient Persia (modern-day Iran) some time in the first millennium B.C.E.

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Flag of Bahrain

The national flag of Bahrain (Arabic: علم البحرين‎) consists of a white band on the left, separated from a red area on the right by five triangles that serve as a serrated line.

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Flying Boar

In the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Flying Boar is the official seal and symbol of the Beifong family.

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Government Seal of Japan

The Government Seal of Japan, also called the Paulownia Seal (桐紋 kirimon?) or Paulownia Flower Seal (桐花紋 tōkamon?), is a mon or a crest used by the Cabinet of Japan and the Government of Japan on official documents. One version is used as the official emblem of the office of the Prime Minister of Japan. It resembles a stylized paulownia flower with 5-7-5 leaves. It was the crest of the Toyotomi clan.

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Great Seal of Canada

The Great Seal of Canada (French: Grand Sceau du Canada) is a seal used for official purposes of state in Canada.

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Gryffindor House

The emblem of Gryffindor House of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Haczów Coat of Arms

Haczów [ˈxat͡ʂuf] (Ukrainian: Гачів, Hachiv) is a village in Brzozów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland.

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Hamsa

The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khomsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five") is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye.

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House Arryn

The sigil of House Arryn from Game of Thrones.

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House Baratheon

The sigil of House Baratheon from Game of Thrones.

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House Baratheon of Dragonstone

The personal sigil of Stannis Baratheon from Game of Thrones, also known as House Baratheon of Dragonstone.

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House Baratheon of Highgarden

The personal sigil of Renly Baratheon from Game of Thrones, who was also known as The King in Highgarden.

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House Baratheon of King's Landing

The personal sigil of Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones, also known as House Baratheon of King’s Landing.

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House Blackfyre

The sigil of House Blackfyre from Game of Thrones.

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House Bolton

The sigil of House Bolton from Game of Thrones.

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House Clegane

The sigil of House Clegane from Game of Thrones.

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House Dalt

The sigil of House Dalt from Game of Thrones.

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House Florent

The sigil of House Florent from Game of Thrones.

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House Frey

The sigil of House Frey from Game of Thrones.

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House Greyjoy

The sigil of House Greyjoy from Game of Thrones.

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House Hornwood

The sigil of House Hornwood from Game of Thrones.

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House Karstark

The sigil of House Karstark from Game of Thrones.

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House Lannister

The sigil of House Lannister from Game of Thrones.

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House Manderly

The sigil of House Manderly from Game of Thrones.

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House Manwoody

The sigil of House Manwoody from Game of Thrones.

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House Martell

The sigil of House Martell from Game of Thrones.

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House Mormont

The sigil of House Mormont from Game of Thrones.

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House Payne

The sigil of House Payne from Game of Thrones

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House Reyne

The sigil of House Reyne from Game of Thrones.

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House Stark

The sigil of House Stark from Game of Thrones.

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House Targaryen

The sigil of House Targaryen from Game of Thrones.

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House Tully

The sigil of House Tully from Game of Thrones.

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House Tyrell

The sigil of House Tyrell from Game of Thrones.

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House Umber

The sigil of House Umber from Game of Thrones.

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Hufflepuff House

The emblem of Hufflepuff House of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Imperial Seal of Japan

The Imperial Seal of Japan, also called the Chrysanthemum Seal (菊紋 kikumon?) or Chrysanthemum Flower Seal (菊花紋, 菊花紋章 kikukamon, kikukamonshō?), is a mon or crest used by members of the Japanese Imperial family.

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Jerusalem Cross

Dating back nearly 1000 years and also known as the Crusader's Cross, this symbol has been a noteworthy Christian emblem since its creation.

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Lord of Light

The faith of R’hllor, also known as the Lord of Light, is one of several religions followed in the world of Game of Thrones.

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Maltese Cross

This symbol takes its name from the island nation of Malta in the southern Mediterranean Sea, which it has been associated with since the 16th century and of where a version of the symbol appears on the national flag.

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National Emblem of Bangladesh

The national emblem of Bangladesh was adopted shortly after independence in 1971.

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National emblem of Belarus

The national emblem of Belarus (Belarusian: Дзяр

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National emblem of France

The current Emblem of France has been a symbol of France since 1953, although it does not have any legal status as an official coat of arms. It appears on the cover of French passports and was adopted originally by the French Foreign Ministry as a symbol for use by diplomatic and consular missions in 1912 using a design by the sculptor Jules-Clément Chaplain.

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National emblem of Indonesia

The National emblem of Indonesia is called Garuda Pancasila. The main part of Indonesian national emblem is the Garuda with a heraldic shield on its chest and a scroll gripped by its legs. The shield's five emblems represent Pancasila, the five principles of Indonesia's national ideology.

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National Emblem of the People's Republic of China

The national emblem of the People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国国徽; traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國國徽; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó guóhuī) contains in a red circle a representation of Tiananmen Gate, the entrance gate to the Forbidden City, where Mao declared the foundation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1949.

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National seal of the Union of the Comoros

The national seal of the Comoros has the crescent found on the national flag in the center; within this crescent are the four stars found on the flag. A sun with rays extended is right above the crescent. Around the focal point, the name of the nation (Union of the Comoros) is written in both French and Arabic. The border is composed of two olive branches, with the national motto at the bottom in French.

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Raised Fist

The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a symbol of solidarity and support.

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Ravenclaw House

The emblem of Ravenclaw House of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Reverse Seal of Pennsylvania

The Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the state seal for the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Unlike most state seals, it has an obverse and a reverse.

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Reverse Seal of Texas

The Seal of the State of Texas was adopted through the 1845 Texas Constitution, and was based on the seal of the Republic of Texas, which dates from January 25, 1839.

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Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom

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Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Scotland).svg

Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom for use in Scotland

Details

Armiger Elizabeth II in Right of the United Kingdom

Adopted 1837

Crest A golden lion, royally crowned and standing on a royal crown; gold and ermine mantling

Escutcheon Quarterly: 1 and 4 England, 2 Scotland, 3 Ireland; quarters for England and Scotland are exchanged in Scotland.

Supporters A golden lion and a silver unicorn

Compartment Tudor rose, Shamrock, and Thistle

Motto French: Dieu et mon droit

Orders Order of the Garter

Earlier versions see below

Use On all Acts of Parliament; the cover of all UK passports; various government departments; adapted for the reverse of coins of the pound sterling (2008)

The Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom is the official coat of arms of the British

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Scallop Shell

This little marine bivalve holds a great deal of symbolism inside its elegant shell.

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Seal of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of 28 primary states that make up the governmental divisions of modern-day India.

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Seal of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is one of 28 primary states that make up the governmental divisions of modern-day India.

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Seal of Madagascar

The seal of Madagascar (French: Sceau de Madagascar) includes an outline map of the island at the center (together with two smaller islands nearby; explainiNg that its nearby islands are the Glorioso Islands and Tromelin Island), and below it the head of a Zebu. Colors used include red, green, yellow, black, and white. Green and red rays emanate from the State's map, making it look like the Sun.

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Seal of Mauritania

The seal of Mauritania (Arabic: شعار الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية‎, French: Sceau de la Mauritanie) is based on the national flag of Mauritania adopted on April 1, 1959. The colors of green and gold are considered Pan-African colors. Green is also to symbolize Islam, and the gold for the sands of the Sahara desert. The crescent and star are symbols of Islam, the major religion in the nation. The edges read "Islamic Republic of Mauritania" in Arabic and French.

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Seal of North Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of North Dakota is the official seal of the U.S. state of North Dakota. The coloring added to the seal varies by source.

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Seal of Ohio

The Great Seal of the State of Ohio features the U.S. state's coat of arms surrounded by the words, "THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF OHIO" in news gothic capitals (ORC §5.10).

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Seal of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma consists of a five-pointed star in a circle.

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Seal of Oregon

The Seal of the State of Oregon is the official seal of the U.S. state of Oregon. It was designed by Harvey Gordon in 1857, two years before Oregon was admitted to the Union. The seal was preceded by the Salmon Seal of the Provisional Government and the Seal of the Oregon Territory. The state seal is mandated by Article VI of the Oregon Constitution.

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Seal of Pennsylvania

The Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the state seal for the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Unlike most state seals, it has an obverse and a reverse.

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Seal of Rhode Island

The Seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations features a blue field with a golden maritime anchor as its central image below the phrase "HOPE." The anchor has been used as a symbol for Rhode Island since the colony's founding in 1636, well before the region claimed statehood.

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Seal of Rutgers University

The University Seal based on that of the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands whose motto around a sun is "Sol iustitiae illustra nos": "Sun of righteousness, shine upon us".

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Seal of Shamash

An ancient solar symbol that dates back over 3000 years.

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Seal of South Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of South Dakota was designed while the area was a territory, in 1885.

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Seal of Tennessee

An official Great Seal of Tennessee is provided for in the Constitution of the State of Tennessee of February 6, 1796. However, design was not undertaken until 25 September 1801.

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Seal of Texas

The Seal of the State of Texas was adopted through the 1845 Texas Constitution, and was based on the seal of the Republic of Texas, which dates from January 25, 1839

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Seal of the Federated States of Micronesia

The Seal of the Federated States of Micronesia resembles the previous seal of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and reads "Government of the Federated States of Micronesia". The seal had been adopted by the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia and then accepted by the United States Congress.

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Seal of the Marshall Islands

The seal of the Marshall Islands consists of a blue background, which represents the sea. On the blue background, there is an angel with outstretched wings symbolizing peace. Behind the angel, there are two islands with an outrigger canoe and a palm tree. On the upper left and right in the shield are a red and white stripe. Behind the shield there is a stylized nautical chart. In the ring above the shield is the phrase Government of the Marshall Islands, and below, the national motto, Jepilpilin ke Ejukaan (Marshallese: "Accomplishment Through Joint Effort").

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Seal of Utah

The Great Seal of the State of Utah was adopted on April 3, 1896, at the first regular session of the Legislature (January, February, March, April 1896).

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Seal of Vermont

The Great Seal of the State of Vermont is the official seal of the U.S. state of Vermont, used to emboss and authenticate official documents.

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Seal of Virginia

The Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia is the official seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. The flag of Virginia consists of the obverse of the seal against a blue background. The current version of the flag was adopted at the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861. The flag may be decorated with a white fringe along the fly.

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Seal of Washington

The Seal of the State of Washington contains a portrait of George Washington, as painted by Gilbert Stuart. The outer ring contains the text "The Seal of the State of Washington" and "1889", the year Washington state was admitted to the Union. The seal is featured as the main element on both sides of the flag of Washington.

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Seal of West Virginia

The Great Seal of the State of West Virginia was adopted in 1863. The center of the seal contains a boulder that has been inscribed June 20, 1863, the date West Virginia became a state. In front of the boulder lie two crossed rifles and a liberty cap to state the state's importance of fighting for liberty. The two men on either side of the boulder represent agriculture and industry. On the left stands a farmer with an ax and plow before a cornstalk. On the other side stands a miner with a pickax, and behind him an anvil and sledge hammer. The outer ring contains the text "State of West Virginia" and the state's motto "Montani Semper Liberi", ("Mountaineers are Always Free"; the state nickname is "the Mountain State"). There is also a reverse of the seal, and a variant of it is the official seal of the Governor.

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Seal of Wisconsin

The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin is a seal used by the secretary of state to authenticate all of the governor’s official acts, except laws. It consists of the state coat of arms, with the words "Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin" above it and 13 stars, representing the original states, below it.

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Seal of Wisconsin

The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin is a seal used by the secretary of state to authenticate all of the governor’s official acts, except laws. It consists of the state coat of arms, with the words "Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin" above it and 13 stars, representing the original states, below it.

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Seal of Wyoming

The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming was adopted by the second legislature in 1893, and revised by the sixteenth legislature in 1921.

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Slytherin House

The emblem of Slytherin House of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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State emblem of Azerbaijan

The state emblem of Azerbaijan mixes traditional and modern symbols. The focal point of the emblem is the fire symbol. This symbol comes from the fact that Azerbaijan has many everlasting fires which also gives the name "land of eternal fire".

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Tudor Rose

Appearing in a range of slightly varying forms, the Tudor Rose has been a traditional symbol of the English monarchy since it first appeared in the late 15th century.

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