Your country's Coat of Arms
October 12, 2008 10:02am CST
What is your nation's Coat of Arms? Please upload an image of it too! Do you know the symbolism behind it? The Coat of arms of Romania was adopted in the Romanian Parliament on 10 September 1992 as a representative coat of arms for Romania. It is based on the Lesser Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Romania (used between 1922 and 1947). As a central element it shows a golden Aquila holding a cross in its beak and a mace and a sword in its claws. It also consists of the three colors: red, yellow, and blue, which represent the colors of the National Flag. In the first quarter, Wallachia’s coat of arms, an Aquila or holding in its beak a golden Orthodox cross, accompanied by a golden sun on the right and a golden new moon on the left, is displayed against an azure background. In the second quarter, Moldavia’s traditional coat of arms is shown, gules: an auroch head sable with a mullet of or between its horns, a cinquefoil rose on the dexter and a waning crescent on the sinister, both argent. The third quarter features the traditional coat of arms of Banat and Oltenia, gules: over waves, a golden bridge with two arched openings (symbolizing Roman emperor Trajan’s bridge over the Danube), wherefrom comes a golden lion holding a broadsword in its right fore paw. The fourth quarter shows the coat of arms of Transylvania with Maramures and Crisana: a shield parted by a narrow fesse, gules; in the chief, on azure, there is a black Aquila with golden beak coming out of the fesse, accompanied by a golden sun on the dexter and a crescent argent on the sinister; on the base, on or, there are seven crenelated towers, placed four and three. Also represented are the lands adjacent to the Black Sea, on azure: two dolphins affronts, head down.
12 Oct 08
The coat of arms for Australia is below. The Coat of Arms was granted by King George V in 1912 and consists of a shield containing the badges of the six Australian States, enclosed by an ermine border. The shield is a symbol for the federation of the States, which took place in 1901.The Supporters are native Australian animals: the red kangaroo and the emu. Usually the Arms is depicted on a background of sprays of golden wattle with a scroll beneath it containing the word ‘Australia’. When you receive Citizenship you get a fantastic certificate with this coat of arms on it!
12 Oct 08
Wow! It's really beautiful! I've never seen the Australian Coat of Arms before. You get the citizenship certificate only if you are an immigrant settling in Australia, or do all Australian people get one, like when you get the right to vote, on the 21t or 18th Birthday?
12 Oct 08
You get this certificate as a proof of citizenship so anyone can request one if they like. I was not actually born in Australia and arrived there when I was four or five. My Father is Australian born and bred though. I have spent over 30 years living there so even though I am also a British Citizen I will always call myself an Aussie!
12 Oct 08
The Coat of Arms of the Philippines features the eight-rayed sun of the Philippines with each ray representing the eight provinces (Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Manila, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac) which were placed under martial law by Governor-General Ramón Blanco during the Philippine Revolution, and the three five-pointed stars representing the three primary geographic regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In the blue field on the left side is the Eagle of the United States, and in the red field on the right is the Lion-Rampant of Spain, both representing colonial history. The design is very similar to the design briefly adopted by the Commonwealth of the Philippines in 1940.
12 Oct 08
It's a nice Coat of Arms, I like it! I had no idea how the Coat of Arms of The Philippines looks like! In fact, I only know the Coat of Arms of Romania, Moldova, and maybe USA (if it's the one with the Eagle, similar to the one on the left side in The Philippines coat of arms).
19 Oct 08
* The coat of arms consists of a shield depicting the badges of the six Australian states. * It was granted by King George V of the United Kingdom in 1912. * It is supported by two native Australian animals: the red kangaroo and the emu. * The uses of the coat of arms range from authenticating official documents such as passports to embellishing the helmet of the Australian cricket team.... from:http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/coat_of_arms.html From:http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-flags/coat_of_arms.htm.....came this bit of info: The Australian Coat of Arms is the property of the Commonwealth of Australia and is used by the Commonwealth to authenticate documents, to indicate ownership of property, and for other purposes of identification. It may not be used or reproduced by others for other purposes without permission. So I hope no-one posts a picture of our coat of arms.