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Coat of Arms of Georgia

Coat of Arms of Georgia

 

Small Coat of Arms of Georgia

Coat of Arms

This is Georgia's coat of arms adopted on 1 October 2004. It is partially based on the medieval arms of the Georgian royal house of Bagrationi.

It has two lions rampant as supporters. They held a shield with St George, Georgia's patron saint, slaying the dragon. The shield is surmounted with the royal crown of Georgia.

Motto - Strength is in Unity (Dzala Ertobashia, written in the Mkhedruli script of Georgian alphabet, ძალა ერთობაშია).
It originally comes from a famous fable of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani of the same name. According to this fable once upon a time there lived a king with thirty sons. One day, when he felt the come of death, he called his sons and asked them to bring arrows. Then king asked them to break the arrows one by one, and the sons did. The king then asked them to break the arrows all at once, and they could not. The king said: "teach o my sons from this fact, here is strength of unity. If you are together, an enemy cannot do you wrong, but if you are divided, victory will be on their side."

The problem of unity is actual for Georgian people. Hence the Government of country has chosen this motto among some others, because it reflects well the necessity of Nation.

 

Former Coat of Arms

Former Georgian coat of arms, 1918-1921, 1991-2004

This coat of arms was in use by the Democratic Republic of Georgia throughout its existence in 1918-1921. Restored in 1991, it was replaced by the current coat of arms in 2004.

Former Georgian coat of arms, 1918-1921, 1991-2004
Coat of Arms of the Soviet Georgia

 

Coat of Arms of the Soviet Georgia, 1921-1990

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