Greece Coat of Arms
The small European country locatedin the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula, is known for its thousand-year history, monuments of culture, architecture and deeply minded philosophers. State symbol, emblem of Greece, it is surprising, on the one hand, the brilliant simplicity of the external image of the other - the complexity of treatment of its individual elements.
Coat of winners
On the main emblem of the country are represented: billboard beautiful azure color; silver cross; a wreath of laurel leaves. Each of them has its symbolic significance, such as the coat of arms shield, decorated with a pattern, at all times, he became the personification of the forces of the state, his valor and glory. Cross, on the one hand, is a military decoration of the shield, on the other, in and of itself - a symbol indicating the Orthodox, the main religion of the country. The significance of a laurel wreath can be, in general, not to say, anyone knows that these Wreaths received winners. And not only great athletes participating in the Olympic Games, but also scientists, and professionals of creative professions.
Greek coat of arms characterized by the fact thatThere are several colors of its execution. The main two colors - silver and azure. But sometimes you can see that it is permitted, instead of azure - blue color, instead of silver color - white. Military of Greece received the right to represent the coat of arms, which is represented by a laurel wreath with the help of gold paint.
Ancient Greek history
States that existed on the territory of modern Greece, for centuries have been ahead of the rest in many ways, including by the presence of official symbols and emblems.
Many left behind a veil of time, and it is unlikelyIt will ever be known to historians. But already in the XIX century, the regional government of Greece fastening their official stamp documents on which famous landmark persons were depicted: the owl, the symbol of the capital, and Athena, goddess of wisdom.
The country has received independence in 1821, immediately acquired a new emblem, the emblem of the Hellenic Republic emerged phoenix pattern known ability to rise from the ashes.
During the reign of King Otto asthe country's official emblem was used stylized Association coats of arms of Greece and Bavaria. This tradition was continued during the reign of the following representatives of the monarchy: Glücksburg dynasty, King George II.
All has changed dramatically with the second coming Glücksburg dynasty (1935-1973), when there was already a familiar azure shield with a silver cross.