||Civic Heraldry of Uruguay
National Coat of arms of URUGUAY
The four quarters of the arms are blue and silver, blue for the sky, silver for clouds. The scales indicate justice. The hill with the lighthouse are derived from the arms of the city of Montevideo, the initial colony of present Uruguay. The colt signifies nobility. Finally the oxen signifies hard work or prosperity. The sun was added to signify a new day.
The shield is surrounded by olive branches, symbol of peace.