The leopard in heraldry is traditionally depicted the same as a lion, but in a walking position with its head turned to full face, thus it is known as a lion passant guardant in some texts, though leopards more depicted make some appearances in modern heraldry. The Oxford Guide to Heraldry makes little mention of leopards but glosses leopard as a "term used in medieval heraldry for lion passant guardant. Now used for the natural beast." Another name for this beast is the ounce. The typical heraldic leopard differs from the natural leopard in that it has no spots and has a mane, but is similar in appearance to a heraldic lion, other than its attitude. In the Middle Ages, leopards were thought to be a crossbreed between a pard. Arthur Charles Fox-Davies wrote in 1909 that the distinction between lions and leopards originated in French heraldry and was brought into English heraldry along with so much else of English language and custom deriving from French traditions, but "the use of the term leopard in heraldry to signify a certain position for the lion never received any extensive sanction, has long since become obsolete in British armory," though the distinction is still observed in French blazon.
Fox-Davies further notes that the lions depicted in the royal arms of England, though passant guardant, have never represented anything other than lions pointing out that another ancient rule distinguishing leopards from lions dictated that while several leopards could appear on one shield, there could not be more than one lion on the shield. Coat of arms of Fiji Coat of arms of Ghana Coat of arms of the principality of Hohenlohe Coat of arms of Canada Coat of arms of Denmark Coat of arms of Estonia Coat of arms of England Coat of arms of Jersey Coat of arms of Dalmatia, until 1526 the official arms of Croatia and was used by Kingdom of Dalmatia in Habsburg Monarchy. A leopard's face is shown Jessant-de-lys, as in the 13th century arms of Cantilupe. Coat of arms of Benin Arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Coat of arms of Gabon Coat of arms of Malawi Coat of arms of Somalia Lion
Coat of arms of Seychelles
The coat of arms of the Republic of Seychelles shows a shield, in which a giant tortoise is located on green grounds. On the ground there is a coco de mer palm tree. Behind it there is a blue sea with a sail ship to be seen; the shield is enthroned by a silver helmet, on which a white-tailed tropicbird is located above blue and white waves. The shield is supported by two white sailfish. Beneath the shield the motto of Seychelles is stated: "Finis Coronat Opus". After the separation of Seychelles from the Mauritius in 1903, a new badge for Seychelles was adopted; the new badge was designed by Major-General Charles George Gordon.. The badge consisted of a disc with a picture of the coast of Mahé with a Coco de mer on the shore, some shrubs and a giant Tortoise. On a listel in the base is the motto Finis Coronat Opvs; the second coat of arms was embellished and augmented in 1961. The coat of arms was designed by Mrs. Alec McEwen of Toronto. On the coat of arms, a second island was added, symbolizing the other 114 islands of the archipelago.
In the ocean, a schooner symbolizes the traffic between the islands. Around the badge is a bordure with stylized waves and the title and the motto of the colony; the current coat of arms was given by the Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II, dated 27 May 1976. On 18th June 1996, by the National Symbols Act of 1996, the colour of the coat of arms were changed to a brighter color; the most significant change was the change of the torse on the helmet, from white-blue-red, to blue-yellow-red-white-green. New National Symbols of the Republic of the Seychelles, Adopted 18th June 1996 Media related to Coats of arms of Seychelles at Wikimedia Commons
Coat of arms of Guinea
The present coat of arms of or national seal of Guinea was adopted in 1993. The Guinean coat of arms features a dove with a golden olive branch in its beak over a ribbon with "Work justice solidarity"; the arms also included a crossed sword and rifle. A former coat of arms in 1960 features a yellow shield with a green elephant on it. Coat of arms of Guinea in the Flags of the World website
Coat of arms of Liberia
The coat of arms of Liberia consists of a shield containing a picture of a 19th-century ship arriving in Liberia. The ship represents the ships. Above the shield the national motto of Liberia appears on a scroll: The love of liberty brought us here, below the shield another scroll contains the official name of the country, Republic of Liberia; the plow and the shovel represent the dignity of labor and hard work through which the nation will prosper. The rising sun in the background represents the birth of a nation; the palm tree, the nation's most versatile source of food, represents prosperity. The white dove with a scroll represents the breath of peace
Coat of arms of Libya
Since 2011, Libya does not have an official coat of arms. The Constitutional Declaration issued by the National Transitional Council on August 2011 defines the flag of Libya, but does not make any provisions for a coat of arms. A new biometric Libyan passport was revealed in February 2013; the cover of the new passport depicts a star and crescent as its central feature, as found in the flag of Libya. Thus, the symbol can be considered the de facto emblem of Libya for all purposes. Italian Libya had arms granted on 16 December 1940, featuring fascist symbolism: Partito, al 1º d'azzurro al palmizio al naturale fruttato d'oro, nodrito su terreno dello stesso e sormontato da una stella d'argento. Party, of the 1st azure a palm tree natural fruity gold, couped on the same ground and topped by a star argent; the emblem of the Kingdom of Libya, known as the "Crown of Libya", was used from 1952-1969. The constitution of the Kingdom of Libya of 1952 in article 7 describes the flag, but not the emblem. No official description is available at present, the design is reconstructed from many variants in shape and color schemes.
The design as represented in official government sources of 1952-1969, which describes the emblem, is as follows: Upper crown adorned with a white Crescent and five-pointed star at its summit, at which five visible side frames originating from a ring at the base converge. The star studded base and frame contain a velvet black head cover like object; the Upper crown is supported at its base by two ornate plantar designs. Two massive "Shoulder" frames left; each side is a complex formation of intertwined branches in the shape of an S Curve, two back-to-back C scrolls. The background color of the large interior below the upper crown can be white or transparent, although this is not evident in the picture of the Libyan pound; the background color of the center region surrounding the large white crescent and star is black as in the center stripe of the Libyan flag. A white ring with thin black borders, surrounds star. Nine five-pointed white stars surround the center ring. Large white crescent. Five pointed star located well above the perimeter of the crescent.
This differs from the flag. A lower crown, seated above the ring containing the central crescent and star, its design is identical to the upper crown, except for being smaller in size. Plantar / providing variation and connectivity to the base. At the base, an ornate design that resembles a document scroll with a ring tie at its center, it is noted that the color scheme of the crown is most white for the stars and crescents and white for spaces, gold for the crowns and frames. The upward-pointing white crescent and star on black background is taken from the traditional banner of the Senussi dynasty. In 1970, Libya adopted as its coat of arms the Eagle of Saladin, which had become a symbol of Arab nationalism following its prominence in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, after which it was used in the coat of arms of Egypt, the United Arab Republic, Yemen and Palestine. In 1972, Libya's participation in the Federation of Arab Republics led both it and Egypt to abandon the Eagle of Saladin, to adopt as their coats of arms the Hawk of Quraish, the emblem of the tribe of Muhammad used by Syria, which became the coat of arms of the Federation.
On Libya's exit from the Federation in 1977, the Hawk of the Quraish was retained, but modified to reflect the new all green flag that Libya adopted at that time. The hawk was changed to face in the other direction; the phrase اتحاد الجمهوريات العربية still remained written on the banner clutched in the feet of the hawk. The National Transitional Council, supported as the legitimate administration by the United Nations since September 2011, used a seal that depicts a crescent moon and star, represented in the colors of the Libyan flag, with the names of the council المجلس الوطني الانتقالي and of the state ليبيا displayed in Arabic and English; the interim Prime Minister's office and departments of the interim government used a different seal. The main charge of this emblem is an outline map of Libya in the design of the Libyan flag; the general National Congress which served as the legislature of Libya between 2012 and 2014 had adopted which depicted a crescent moon and star surrounded by the name of the congress written in Arabic and English.
It was used to certify laws passed by the congress. An emblem was adopted for governmental purposes and formed the basis of the seals used by the Prime Minister's office and the departments of the Libyan government; this emblem consisted of a crescent moon and star surrounded by olive branches similar to those found on th
Seal of Rwanda
The seal of Rwanda is the national symbol and used by the government. It was restyled in 2001 to match the color scheme of the new national flag; the text reads "Republic of Rwanda - Unity, Patriotism" in Kinyarwanda. The central tribal devices, a stem of sorghum, a branch of a coffee tree and a traditional basket are surmounted on a cog wheel with the sun with its rays above, while two typical rwandan shields protects them, one on the right and one on the left, they are encircled by a square knot. The details of the seal are laid out in Article 3 of the Constitution of Rwanda; the previous emblem dated from the 1960s-the colors green and red represented peace. The device and the flag itself were changed because they had become associated with the brutality of the Rwandan Genocide. Images of the former emblems of Rwanda National Arms and Emblems Past and Present
Coat of arms of Kenya
The coat of arms of Kenya features two lions, a symbol of protection, holding spears and a traditional East African shield. The shield and spears symbolize defence of freedom; the shield contains the national colours, representing: Black for the people of Kenya. Red for the struggle for freedom. Green for the agriculture and natural resources. White for unity and peace. On the shield is a rooster holding an axe while moving forward, portraying authority, the will to work and the break of a new dawn, it is the symbol of Kenya African National Union party that led the country to independence. The shield and lions stand on a silhouette of Mount Kenya containing in the foreground examples of Kenya agricultural produce - coffee, sisal, tea and pineapples; the coat of arms is supported by a scroll upon, written the word'Harambee'. In Swahili, Harambee means "pulling together" or "all for one"; the shield contains the national colours - black and red, separated by two white stripes. These are the colours of the flag of Kenya, are the colours of the Pan-African flag.
The traditional Masai shield and the two crossed spears on the coat of arms appear on the flag of Kenya. The coat of arms appears on all Kenya shilling coinage. On a Maasai shield per fess Sable and Vert, on a fess Gules fimbriated Argent a cock grasping in the dexter foot an axe of the same. Supporters: On either side a lion Or armed and langued Gules, grasping in the interior forepaw a spear of estate proper, the shafts of the spears gules crossing in saltire behind the shield; the whole upon a compartment representing Mount Kenya proper containing in the foreground examples of Kenya agricultural produce – coffee, sisal, tea and pineapples. The scroll containing the National Motto "Harambee". Coat of arms of Kenyan Counties http://arkafrica.com/projects/kenya-coat-arms