Coat of arms of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia
Armiger Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia
There are currently two entities claiming to be the government of
Abkhazia, the partially recognised and the pro-Georgia Republic of Abkhazia . Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia
Republic of Abkhazia [ edit ]
emblem of the Republic of Abkhazia was adopted by the [1 ] Supreme Soviet of Abkhazia on 23 July 1992, after it declared its secession from Georgia.
The emblem of the Republic of Abkhazia is a shield divided vertically into white and green. On this are placed devices outlined in gold:
At the base eight-pointed star, in the upper part of both the white and the green field are set two eight-pointed stars.
At the centre of the shield is a horseman, flying on the fabulous steed called
, and shooting an arrow towards the stars. This scene is from the heroic epic Arash . Narts
Green symbolizes youth and life, while white symbolizes spirituality. The stars represent the sun, as well as the union of the East and West.
Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia [ edit ]
Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia has recently been granted arms by the State Council of Heraldry. These arms are quartered and depict an image of St George in the first quarter, the seven green and white stripes from the Abkhazia flag in the second and third quarters and the arms of the Shervashidze family in the fourth. [2 ]
Government of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia has also adopted a logo which carries the name of the autonomous republic in Georgian and Abkhaz and depicts the House of the Government in Sukhumi.
Historical Coat of Arms [ edit ]
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