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Coat-of-Arms of the Republic of Armenia

he coat-of-arms of the Republic of Armenia was confirmed on August 23rd 1990 by the Armenian Supreme Counsel. The new modern design is based on the coat-of-arms of the first Republic of Armenia (1918-1920), which originaly was designed by architect Aleksandr Tamanyan and painter Hagop Kodjoyan.. The coat-of-arms is the symbol of pride and dignity of the Armenian people. It embodies all the characteristic qualities of this ancient nation.

The following is a description of the different elements, which make up the coat-of-arms, and their meaning.

  • The shield – In the centre of the shield is Mount Ararat the symbol of the Armenian nation, on its peak rests Noah’s Ark, which according to the Bible the Ark came to rest after the great flood. Around the centre, the shield is divided into four sections; these are the coat-of-arms of the four independent Armenian kingdoms in the history of Armenia. The Arshakouniants, Artashesiants, Bagratouniants and Roubiniants kingdoms.
  • The Lion & The Eagle – Holding the shield are the kings of the animal kingdom. These creatures represent wisdom, pride, patience and nobility. They are the symbols of royal families, and have been for centuries.
At the bottom of the shield are five deferent objects, these are:
  • A broken chain – This represents our freedom and independence.
  • A sword – This represents the power and the strength of our nation.
  • A bundle of wheat flower - This represents the industrious nature of the Armenian People.
  • A feather pen – This represents the intellectual and cultural heritage of the Armenian People.
  • A tricolour ribbon – This is the flag of the Republic of Armenia.
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. To see an enlarged version of the Coat-of-arms, please click here.
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Information courtesy of
Armenian Youth Federation, Greece. 
Web site: http://behemoth.compulink.gr/armen-yth/ 

With some modification by Hye Etch

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Updated 30 August 1999 ..
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