The Armenian coat of arms was officially adopted on April 19, 1992. It features an eagle and a lion in gold holding a shield.
Similar version of the Armenian coat of arms have existed previously, mainly one that lasted from 1918-1922.
The shield has five main sections. In the middle, Noah’s Ark is resting on Mount Ararat. In the lower left corner, there is a symbol of two eagles facing each other. In the upper left corner, there is a lion that represents the Bagratuni dynasty. In the upper right corner, there is a two-headed eagle that represents the Arsacid Dynasty of Armenia. The lower right corner depicts a lion with a cross, which stands for the Rubenid dynasty. The Armenian coat of arms contains old and new symbols.
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