Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic
|Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic|
|Adopted||6 November 1844
(altered at least 20 times)
|Crest||Blue ribbon bearing the national motto|
|Supporters||Palm and Laurel|
|Compartment||Red ribbon bearning the name of the country|
|Motto||Dios, Patria, Libertad
The coat of arms of the Dominican Republic features a shield in similarly quartered colors as the flag, supported by a bay laurel branch (left) and a palm frond (right); above the shield, a blue ribbon displays the national motto: Dios, Patria, Libertad (God, Fatherland, Liberty). Below the shield, the words República Dominicana appear on a red ribbon. In the center of the shield, flanked by six spears (three on each side), the front four holding the national flag, is a Bible with a small golden cross above it.
Popular belief holds that the Bible is opened to the John 8:32, which reads "Y la verdad os hará libre" (full verse: "[And ye shall know the truth], [A]nd the truth shall make you free").
The coat of arms appears in the center of the flag of the Dominican Republic.
The Evolution Of The Coat of Arms Of Dominican Republic Has Been Slightly Updated 20 Times The Current Design Was Designed In The Province of Monseñor Nouel In 1913.