National Arms of Jordan

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Civic heraldry of Jordan
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National Coat of arms of JORDAN

Arms of National Arms of Jordan

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were designed in 1921 and formally adopted on August 25, 1934.

  • The crown symbolizes the system of monarchy. The sash upon which the crown is placed symbolizes the Hashemite throne. Its scarlet colour represents sacrifice, while the white inner background symbolizes purity.
  • The two flags are the flags of the Great Arab Revolt.
  • The eagle in the center of the coat of arms symbolizes power, might and loftiness. The eagle is perched on the globe, and his wings touch the two flags of the Great Arab Revolt.
  • *The blue color of the globe symbolizes the spread of Islam across the world.
  • The bronze shield in front of the globe represents the defense of truth and right in the world.
  • The spears, swords, bows and arrows are traditional Arab weapons.
  • Below the shield to the left are three branches of wheat, and to the right is a palm branch. Stretching down from between the wheat and palm branches is the highest Jordanian medal, the decorative order of al-Nahda.
  • A yellow cordon hanging from the ribbon of the decorative order of al-Nahda consisting of three parts on which the following phrases are embroidered: in the middle "King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan", to the right "Praying God's aid and guidance to success", to the left "Abdullah bin al-Hussein bin A'oun".
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The arms on a 1960s German matchbox label


Literature : Information from http://www.mfa.gov.jo