National arms of Moldova

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NATIONAL ARMS OF MOLDOVA

National arms of Moldova

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

On May 23, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the SSR Moldova, by Law No. 589-XII, renamed the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic to the Republic of Moldova. The state coat of arms of the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic, adopted on November 3, 1990, remained unchanged.

The new flag and coat of arms of Moldova were adopted on August 18, 1994.

The coat of arms of Moldova consists of a eagle holding a cross in its beak and a sceptre and an olive branch in its claws. On its chest the eagle holds a shield with the traditional arms of Moldova: an aurochs' head with a star between its horns. The ears of the aurochs are shows as lozenges and in the bottom of the shield there are a flower and crescent.


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