Coat of arms of Moldova
Coat of arms of Moldova
Coat of arms of Moldova.svg
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Armiger Republic of Moldova
Adopted July 13, 1990
Escutcheon party per fess, Gules-Azure; golden aurochs; golden eight-pointed star; a rose; a moon (crescent)
Supporters None
Other elements an olive branch (dexter) and a sceptre (sinister);
in the eagle's beak: an Orthodox cross
Use on the state flag and on the national flag, on the national currency, on the official buildings (The Parliament, The Presidency, Supreme court of Justice), in the work-rooms of the official institutions (The Parliament, The Presidency, The Government), on Passports, on ID cards, in the header of the official documents (including diplomas), on The Seal

The coat of arms of Moldova consists of a stylized eagle holding a cross in its beak and a sceptre and an olive branch in its claws. According to 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 insigns of Moldavia: an aurochs head with the sun among its horns. It also contains two rhombi (the ears), a five-petal 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.

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Coat of arms of the Army of Moldova

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

Emblema Armatei Nationale.gif

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

See also

References

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

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