Coat o airms o Georgie (kintra)
The coat o airms o Georgie wis adoptit on 1 October 2004. It is partially based on the medieval airms o the Georgian ryal hoose o Bagrationi.
It haes twa lions rampant as supporters o the shield, which is surmountit wi the ryal croun o Georgie, aw o them Or (gowd). The shield itsel is Gules (red), wi an image o Saunt George, ridin a horse tramplin upon a crawlin serpent, whose heid is pierced bi the saunt's spear, aw o them Argent (white).
The motto belaw the shield reads as : "Strength is in Unity" (Dzala Ertobashia, written in the Mkhedruli script o the Georgian alphabet, ძალა ერთობაშია).
Umwhile coats o airmsEedit
- 1918-1921 an 1991-2004:
This coat o airms wis in uise bi the Democratic Republic o Georgie throughoot its existence in 1918-1921. Tho the uise o Saunt George as Georgie's patron saunt wis bi then a lang tradeetion, thare wur some discussions aboot ither possibilities, the major ane bein Amiran, as the seembol o Georgie's fecht for freedom frae the Roushie Empire. Housomeivver, a decision wis then made in favor o saunt George. Restored in 1991, this coat o airms wis replaced bi the current ane in 2004.
Afore 1917, when Georgie wis pairt o the Roushie Empire, the Georgian coat o airms appeared on the Greater Coat o Airms o the Roushie Empire, as pairt o the coat o airms o Caucasus. It showed then as the center inescutcheon, an read as follaes:
Or, wi an image o Saunt George Martyr the Victorious in complete armour Azur wi a cross on his breast, wi a flyin cloak Gules, ridin a horse Sable in full gallop, the latter covered wi a horse cloth Gules, fringed Or, tramplin upon a crawlin serpent Vert, winged Sable, eyed an tongued Gules, whose heid is pierced bi the saunt's spear Gules.
- Afore 1801:
Coats o airms wur maistly those o the Bagrationi, who claimed tae hae Keeng David amang thair ancestors, an includit such elements as King David's lyra an sling, or the Holy Tunic.
See an aaEedit
- Preses o Georgie wabsteid Archived 2007-10-19 at the Wayback Machine
- The Georgian Coat o Airms in: Georgian History bi Giorgi Gabeskiria.
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