Coat of arms of Barbados

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Coat of arms of Barbados
Barbados Coat of Arms.svg
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Armiger Elizabeth II, Queen of Barbados
Adopted 1966
Crest On a helmet to the dexter, lambrequined Gules and Or, the arm of a Barbadian palewise, in its fist two stalks of sugarcane in saltire proper
Torse Or and Gules
Escutcheon Or, a fig tree proper, between two flowers of the Red Pride of Barbados in chief, also proper
Supporters On the dexter a dolphin fish Azure, jelloped, crested and tailed Gules, and on the sinister a pelican proper
Compartment A scroll with the National Motto
Motto Pride and Industry

The coat of arms of Barbados was adopted on 14th February, 1966 by decree of Queen Elizabeth II. The Coat of Arms of Barbados was presented by the Queen to the President of the Senate, Sir Grey Massiah. Like other former British possessions in the Caribbean, the coat of arms has a helmet with a national symbol on top, and a shield beneath that is supported by two animals.

The Arms were designed by Mr. Neville Connell, for many years Curator of the Barbados Museum, with artistic assistance by Mrs. Hilda Ince.

The national symbol found on top of the helmet for Barbados is the fist of a Barbadian holding two stalks of sugar cane stalks that are crossed to resemble St. Andrew's Cross. This is representative of the importance of the sugar industry as well as Barbados celebrating its national independence day on St. Andrew's Day.

The shield is gold in colour. Upon it are a pair of the national flower, known as the Pride of Barbados, and a single bearded fig tree (Ficus citrifolia). The shield is supported by a dolphin fish and pelican. They stand for the fishing industry and Pelican Island, respectively.

At the bottom is Barbados' national motto ("Pride and Industry") on a scroll.

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