The State Coat Of Arms of Georgia is one of the national symbols of the republic. Georgia Coat Of Arms design is partially based on the medieval arms of the Georgian royal house and the design features Saint George, the traditional patron saint of Georgia. In addition to St. George, the original proposal for Coat Of Arms included additional heraldic elements found on the royal seal, such as the seamless robe of Jesus, but this was deemed excessively religious and was not incorporated into the final version.
Georgia Coat of Arms appears on the state seal and state flag. The State Coat Of Arms of Georgia Design Gules, with an image of Saint George, riding a horse trampling upon a crawling serpent, whose head is pierced by the saint’s spear, all of them Argent. Georgia Coat Of Arms has two lions rampant as supporters of the shield, which is surmounted with the royal crown of Georgia, all of them Or. The motto appears on the shield of Coat Of Arms is “Strength is in Unity” (Dzala Ertobashia, written in the Mkhedruli script of the Georgian alphabet, ძალა ერთობაშია).
State Coat Of Arms of Georgia:
Adopted: 1 October 2004 (latest rendition)
Crest: Royal crown of Georgia Or
Blazon: Gules, with an image of Saint George, riding a horse trampling upon a crawling serpent, whose head is pierced by the saint’s spear, all of them Argent
Supporters: two lions rampant Or
Compartment: A decoration Or
Motto: ძალა ერთობაშია
“Strength in Unity”
Former Coats of Arms:
On Russian Empire Time, The Georgian coat of arms appeared on the Greater Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire, as part of the coat of arms of Caucasus. It showed then as the center inescutcheon, and read as follows:
With an image of Saint George Martyr the Victorious in complete armor Azur with a cross on his breast, with a flying cloak Gules, riding a horse Sable in full gallop, the latter covered with a horse-cloth Gules, fringed Or, trampling upon a crawling serpent Vert, winged Sable, eyed and tongued Gules, whose head is pierced by the saint’s spear Gules.
1918–1921 and 1991–2004:
This coat of arms was in use by the Democratic Republic of Georgia throughout its existence in 1918-1921. Though the use of Saint George as Georgia’s patron saint was by then a long tradition, there were some discussions about other possibilities, the major one being Amiran.