In base per pale Or and Or, to the sinister a Balance Sable, to the sinister a Lion rampant Sable, holding in its dexter paw a Sabre Argent, and on a chief Or, on a base wavy Azure, a Lymphad in full sail, sails Argent, flag Gules. Over all, a Scroll Or bearing, in arabic script; the words 'Liberty-Order-Justice' Sable
The coat of arms of Tunisia displays a ship (symbol of freedom) along with a lion holding a sword (symbol of order), and a Weighing scale|balance (symbol of justice). In the centre, just under the ship, is the national motto written in Arabic: Freedom (حرية) - Order (نظام) - Justice (عدالة). The central emblem of the national flag is seen above the shield. The background is gold in all sections.