Coat of arms of Moldova

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Coat of arms of Moldova
Coat of arms of Moldova.svg
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Armiger Republic of Moldova
Adopted 13 July 1990
Escutcheon Party per fess Gules and Azure, an aurochs' head caboshed, between its horns a star of eight points; in dexter and sinister a fusil fessways, in dexter base a cinquefoil, and in sinister base a crescent, all Or.
Supporters An eagle displayed proper beaked and membered Gules holding in its beak a Latin cross patée Or, in its dexter talon a sprig of laurel Or leaved and fructed Vert, and in its sinister talon a sceptre Or.

The coat of arms of Moldova consists of a eagle holding a cross in its beak and a sceptre and an olive branch in its claws. According to Gheorghe Vrabie, the author of the coat of arms, the eagle symbolizes the Latin origin of the people.[1]

The chest of the eagle is protected by a shield that bears the traditional arms of Moldavia: an aurochs' head with a star between its horns. It also contains two lozenges (the ears), a five-petaled flower and a moon in a crescent phase. Everything on the shield has one of the three traditional colours: red, yellow, blue.

The coat of arms appears in the centre of the flag of Moldova.

Coat of arms of the Army of Moldova[edit]

Stema Armatei Nationale.gif

Adopted: 1990

Elements: Gules shield; crossed eagle; the shield on the eagle's chest: party per fess gules-azure, wearing a golden aurochs, a golden eight-pointed star, a rose, and a moon (crescent); in the eagle's claws: a sword (dexter) and a mace (sinister); in the eagle's beak: an Orthodox cross

Use: unknown

Emblem of the Army of Moldova[edit]

Emblema Armatei Nationale.png

Adopted: 1990

Elements: An olive branch (dexter), and an oak branch (sinister), jointed by a tricolour ribbon; crossed eagle; the shield on the eagle's chest: party per fess gules-azure, wearing a golden aurochs, a golden eight-pointed star, a rose, and a moon (crescent); in the eagle's claws: a sword (dexter) and a mace (sinister); in the eagle's beak: an Orthodox cross

Use: on the front of the Flag of the National Army

Other coats of arms in Moldova[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Moldovan)Interview with plastic artist Gheorghe Vrabie at the official website of the Republic of Moldova

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