Coat of arms of Tunisia

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Coat of arms of Tunisia
Coat of arms of Tunisia.svg
ArmigerRepublic of Tunisia
CrestA Crescent and Mullet of five points, both Gules, inside a Roundel Argent fimbriated Gules
BlazonIn base per pale Or and Or, to the sinister a Balance Sable, to the dexter a Lion rampant Sable, holding in its dexter paw a Sabre Argent, and on a chief Or, on a base wavy Azure, a Punic Lymphad in full sail, sails Argent, flag Gules. Over all, a Scroll Or bearing, in Arabic script; the words 'Liberty-Order-Justice' Sable

The coat of arms of Tunisia displays a Punic galley (symbol of freedom) along with a lion holding a sword (symbol of order), and a weighing scale (symbol of justice). In the centre, just under the ship, is the national motto written in Arabic: Freedom (حرية) - Order (نظام) - Justice (عدالة). The central emblem of the national flag is seen above the shield. The background is gold in all sections.

The first coat of arms of independent Tunisia are the Beylical coat of arms in use from 1861 to June 21, 1956, the date of adoption by beylical decree of the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Tunisia since March 20 of the same year.

Although formally adopted in 1861, they were already in use well before that date.[1] They appear in particular on the cover of the book written by Henry Dunant and published in 1858[2].


1956-1957, Kingdom of Tunisia

Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Tunisia 1956


1957-1963, Republic of Tunisia

Coat of arms of Tunisia-1963-1989.svg
1963-1987, Republic of Tunisia[3]

  1. ^ {{{title}}} at Flags of the World
  2. ^ Couverture de Henry Dunant, Notice sur la régence de Tunis, imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick, Genève, 1858
  3. ^ Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 119.