Coat-of-Arms of the
Republic of Armenia
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 Noahs 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.
At the bottom of the shield are five
deferent objects, these are:
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.
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.