Coat of arms of Ghana
4 March 1957
Crest A black star bordered in gold
Torse Gold, green and red
Escutcheon Azure on a cross vert fimbriated Or a lion passant guardant Or, in the first quarter a linguist's staff and ceremonial sword crossed in saltire Or, in the second quarter issuant from five bars wavy Argent and Azure a castle Argent upon a mount Or, in the third quarter affixed in a grassy plain a cocoa tree proper and in the fourth quarter upon a grassy plain a mine proper.
Supporters Two eagles displayed Or around each of whose neck hangs a black star fimbriated Or suspended from a ribbon tierced gules, Or and vert upon a grassy compartment proper
Freedom and Justice
, designed by coat of arms of Ghana Ghanaian artist Amon Kotei and was introduced on 4 March 1957. [1 ]
Description [ edit ]
The first part, on the upper left shows a
sword used by chiefs, and a staff, used by the linguist (known as an in okyeame Akan), at ceremonies. It is a symbol for the traditional authority of Ghana.
The third part of the shield shows a
cacao tree, which embodies the agricultural wealth of Ghana.
The fourth and last field - on the lower right - shows a
gold mine, which stands for the richness of industrial minerals and natural resources in Ghana.
Upon the shield there are beads with the national colors red, green, and gold, which the
flag of Ghana also bears.
Above beads, there is a black five-pointed star with a golden border, symbol for the lodestar of
Ghanaians and the freedom of Africa.
Holding the coat of arms and seal are two golden
Tawny eagles, which have black stars on a band of the national colors hanging around their necks.
The two eagles are perched on a motto ribbon, which bears the national motto of Ghana: Freedom and Justice.
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "The nation’s Coat of Arms". THE GHANAIAN TIMES. 6 March 2007 . Retrieved 25 October 2010.