Coat of arms of Abkhazia

The coat of arms of the Republic of Abkhazia, was adopted by the Supreme Soviet of Abkhazia on 23 July 1992, after it declared its secession from Georgia.

The coat of arms 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 "Arash", and shooting an arrow towards the stars. This scene is from the heroic epic "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.

See also

* Coat of arms of the Abkhazian SSR
* Flag of Abkhazia

Source

* [http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ge-abkha.html Flags of Abkhazia, Georgia]


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