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Iraq: Coat of arms

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[Coat of arms - 1958]by Juan Villascan[Coat of arms, 1958] by Victor Lomantsov

This coat of arms was adopted by Iraq on July 14, 1958.

It consists of a rising sun, charged with a ring that bears two scimitars. At the top of the ring between the points of the scimitars there is the name of the country Al-Jumhuriyaht Al-Iraquiyaht (Iraqi Republic). Between the scimitar handles, at the bottom of the ring, there is the date when the Republic was established, 14 July 1958.
Acording to a Larousse dictionary, where this arms appears in black and white, but with the heraldic black and white representation, I infer the sun is yellow, its rays and background red while the inscriptions and scimitars are black.

Juan Villascan, 29 July 2000

I have a post stamp with the coat of arms of Iraq. The sun is red, the rays are yellow. The scimitars and the inscriptions are dark-blue. The ear is yellow on light-blue background. As you remember sun on the flag of Iraq in 1958 was red too.

Victor Lomantsov, 31 July 2000

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