National Arms of Ecuador

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NATIONAL ARMS OF ECUADOR

National Arms of Ecuador

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially adopted on October 31, 1900.

The arms show Mount Chimborazo (6268 m) the highest mountain (stratovolcano) in Ecuador. The river Babahojo and the Gulf of Guyaquil connecting the regions symbolize the unity of the country. The steamboat with a caduceus for mast is the symbol of shipping trade and commerce. The sun above the territory of Ecuador symbolizes the location of Ecuador at the equator.

The fasces below the shield is the symbol of a republic (the Res publica or public cause).

The crest shows a condor (Vultur gryphus), the largest bird in the country and a symbol of the power.

History:
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Use of the arms in collector's items:

National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a Dutch card (+/- 1910)
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a UK Postcard (+/- 1910)
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a German postcard (+/- 1910)
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a Danish tobacco card (1930s)
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms in the Abadie albums (1930s)
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms in the German album, 1935
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a embassy seal, 1930s
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a Dutch matchbox label (1970s)
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a Spanish cigar bond (1980s)
National Arms of Ecuador

The arms on a 1985 stamp


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