National Arms of Eritrea

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NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS OF ERITREA

Arms of National Arms of Eritrea

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were adopted in 1993.

The logo shows a camel between laurel branches. Below the name of the country in Tigri, English and Arabic.

The first arms for the then Italian colony of Eritrea were designed in 1919. The arms show a red lion with a star in the upper half and a wavy lower half. The meaning of these I do not know.

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The arms from 1919-1926 and 1941-1952

After the change to fascist rule in Italy, the colonial arms were changed by adding the new national Italian symbols in the upper part of the shield.

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The arms from 1919-1926

From 1941, when the colony was liberated, until 1952 the old arms were restored. In 1952 Eritrea became part of Ethiopia, but kept its own symbol, an olive branch in an olive wreath. After the complete annexation by Ethiopia the logo was abolished.

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The logo from 1952-1962

Only after independence a new state logo was adopted.


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