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The sun has sixteen rays, straight and wavy alternating.
Dov Gutterman, 13 May 2000, quoting from http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7187/proudnation.htm
The arms consist of a quartered oval with blue in the
first and fourth quarters and white in the second and third. There are
scales for justice. The horse and ox represent liberty and plenty. There
is a representation of a city on a hill. That city is Montevideo, and it
symbolizes strength. The sun is the "Sun of May"
first used in Argentina and is derived from its historical ties with what
was then the United Provinces of the River Plata. (Sources:
Calvin Paige Herring, 13 Jun 1998
[The coat of arms shows, i.a., in the presidential flag. Ed.]
My little flag book (French translation of
refers to the suns as «Sun of May»
for Argentina and «Star of May»
for Uruguay. This obviously refers to the same
astrological-legendary object, but is there such a
difference in Spanish official descriptions?
Tham-Tâm Lê, 16 Dec 1998
These three flags are the official National Flags of Uruguay:
In a recent visit of the spanish Kings to Uruguay,
the Artigas flag,
the national flag and the
33 Orientales flag shown togheter
(as usual) in official acts and military parades.
Jaume Ollé, 10 Jun 1998