Jamaica Coat of Arms and Motto
The Jamaican national motto is ‘Out of Many One People’, based on the population’s multiracial roots. The motto is represented on the Coat of Arms, showing a male and female member of the Taino tribe standing on either side of a shield which bears a red cross with five golden pineapples. The crest shows a Jamaican crocodile mounted on the Royal Helmet of the British Monarchy and mantling
Jamaican Motto and Coat of Arms
In giving consideration to what might be the form of an appropriate Coat of Arms for an Independent Jamaica, both Government and the Opposition reached agreement in principle that the existing Arms, granted Jamaica since 1661 under Royal Warrant and partially revised in 1957, constituted "a badge of - great historical significance to the nation and should be retained". The original Arms were designed by William Sancroft, who later became Archbishop of Canterbury, and the use of the Royal Helmet and Mantlings together is a unique distinction accorded Jamaica. The original Latin motto, "Indus Uterque Serviet Uni" has been changed to one in English: "Out of Many, One People". The arms show a male and female Taino (Arawak) standing on either side of the shield which bears a red cross with five golden pineapples superimposed on it. The Crest is a Jamaican crocodile surmounting the Royal Helmet and Mantlings.
Jamaican Coat of Arms
Argent: Silver traditionally represented in heraldic design by white Gules Red Slipped Superimposed OR Gold Ermine White (winter white) Crest The heraldic device placed above the helmet and separated from it by a wreath Wreath A twisted band or ribbon of two or more alternate colours on which the crest usually rests. Fesse wise Horizontal Supporters Figures which flank and support the shield Dexter Right (left as seen by the observer) Sinister Left (right as seen by the observer) Exterior Outer Proper All representations of the relevant elements or features are in their natural (that is not heraldic) colours.
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