Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic

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Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg
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Armiger 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
"God,Fatherland, Liberty"

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.

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