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Coat of arms of Malta

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Coat of arms of Malta

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

The present coat of arms is described by the Emblem and Public Seal of Malta Act of 1988 as a shield showing an heraldic representation of the national flag of Malta; above the shield a mural crown in gold with a sally port and five turrets representing the fortifications of Malta and denoting a city-state; and around the shield a wreath of two branches: the dexter of Olive, the sinister of Palm, symbols of peace and traditionally associated with Malta, all in their proper colors, tied at base with a white ribbon, backed red and upon which are written the words Repubblika ta' Malta (“Republic of Malta” in Maltese) in capital letters in black.

The national coat of arms also appears on the flag of the President of Malta, as well as on the 10c, 20c and 50c Maltese euro coins.

The coat of arms of Malta also appears on the obverse of the Maltese euro commemorative coins, minted in 2008 and 2009 in both silver and gold collectors' editions.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Emblems.

Coat of arms of Malta is part of the Coat of Arms group.

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