Coat of arms of Cyprus
|Coat of arms of Cyprus|
|Armiger||Republic of Cyprus|
|Blazon||Copper, a dove volant facing to the sinister Argent in its beak an olive branch; in base, the numbers '1960' Argent|
|Supporters||A Wreath of olive branches Vert|
Republic of Cyprus
The coat of arms of the Republic of Cyprus depicts a dove carrying an olive branch, symbolizing peace, over "1960", the year of Cypriot independence from British rule. The background is a copper-yellow colour; this symbolises the large deposits of copper ore on Cyprus (chiefly in the form of chalcopyrite, which is yellow in colour). The two-part wreath represents the two ethnic groups of Cyprus, Greeks and Turks.
The Cypriot coat of arms was selected as the main motif of a very high value collectors' coin in 2008, the Cyprus introduction to the Eurozone commemorative coin, minted in 2008. The obverse depicts the coat of arms of Cyprus while the reverse depicts Cyprus connected with a ring to Europe, on a transfigured map.
Coat of arms of the Cyprus Prisons Department
|Coat of arms of Northern Cyprus|
|Armiger||Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus|
|Adopted||15 November 1983|
|Crest||Star and crescent Argent, inscription "1983" Vert|
|Blazon||Or, a dove Argent carrying a olive branch Vert|
|Supporters||Olive branch Vert|
The coat of arms of the internationally unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are styled closely on the arms of the Republic of Cyprus, except that the ‘1960’ was removed from the shield underneath the dove, replaced with the year ‘1983’ atop the shield, in reference to the Declaration of Independence of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus by Turkey after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, as well as the Turkish star and crescent emblem was being added above the shield.
Previous coats of arms
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When Cyprus was a British Crown Colony, local colonial officials used a coat of arms (which were never in fact officially granted) of two lions passant guardant, based on the coat of arms of the United Kingdom.
House of Lusignan 1268–1393: Kings of Jerusalem (1st and 4th quarters) and Cyprus (2nd and 3rd quarters)
House of Lusignan 1393–1473: Kings of Jerusalem (1st quarter), Cyprus (2nd and 4th quarters), and Cilician Armenia (3rd quarter)
Coat of arms of Venetian Cyprus (1555)
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