National Arms of Tunesia

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THE NATIONAL ARMS OF TUNISIA

Arms of National Arms of Tunesia

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The lion significates "Order" (in arabic, it's written and pronunciated "Nidham"), the ship is the meaning of "Freedom" ("Hurriya") and the balance is the "Justice" (Adala).

The colours are not officially defined. Since 1989 the image above is generally used, with the whole shield golden. The image below, is the coloured version, which currently is no longer or rarely used. The arms can also be seen with the lower half reversed, as seen on the image below.

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The coloured version of the arms
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The arms on a First Day Cover (1962), lower half reversed
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The arms on a coin

The arms were adopted just after the independence in 1956. Prior to that the arms of the Protectorate of Tunis were rather different:

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The arms on a trade card from around 1905
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The arms on a postcard from around 1910
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The arms on a postcard by Barré Dayez (1950s)


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