Coat of arms of Tunisia
|Coat of arms of Tunisia|
|Armiger||Republic of Tunisia|
|Crest||A Crescent and Mullet of five points, both Gules, inside a Roundel Argent fimbriated Gules|
|Escutcheon||In base per pale Or and Or, to the sinister a Balance Sable, to the dexter a Lion rampant Sable, holding in its dexter paw a Sabre Argent, and on a chief Or, on a base wavy Azure, a Punic Lymphad in full sail, sails Argent, flag Gules. Over all, a Scroll Or bearing, in arabic script; the words 'Liberty-Order-Justice' Sable|
The coat of arms of Tunisia displays a Punic galley (symbol of freedom) along with a lion holding a sword (symbol of order), and a weighing scale (symbol of justice). In the centre, just under the ship, is the national motto written in Arabic: Freedom (حرية) - Order (نظام) - Justice (عدالة). The central emblem of the national flag is seen above the shield. The background is gold in all sections.
1956-1957, Kingdom of Tunisia
1957-1963, Republic of Tunisia
1963-1987, Republic of Tunisia
- Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 119.