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by Juan Villascan 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
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