Coat of arms of Barbados

The coat of arms of Barbados was adopted on 14 February 1966, by a royal warrant of Queen Elizabeth II. The coat of arms of Barbados was presented by the Queen to the then President of the Senate of Barbados, Sir Grey Massiah. Like other former British possessions in the Caribbean, the coat of arms has a helmet with a national symbol on top, and a shield beneath that is supported by two animals.

Coat of arms of Barbados
ArmigerBarbados
Adopted1966
CrestA dexter Cubit Arm of a Barbadian erect proper the hand grasping two Sugar Canes in saltire proper.
TorseOr and Gules
BlazonOr a bearded Fig Tree eradicated in chief two Red Pride of Barbados Flowers proper.
SupportersOn the sinister (left) side a Dolphinfish and on the dexter (right) side a Pelican proper.
CompartmentA scroll with the National Motto
MottoPride and Industry
Earlier version(s)

The arms were designed by Neville Connell, for many years curator of the Barbados Museum, with artistic assistance by Hilda Ince.

Official description

Barbadian law puts for the blazon of the coat of arms as follows:[1]

Arms: Or a bearded Fig Tree eradicated in chief two Red Pride of Barbados Flowers proper.

Crest: On a Wreath Or and Gules A dexter Cubit Arm of a Barbadian erect proper the hand grasping two Sugar Canes in saltire proper.

Supporters: On the sinister (left) side a Dolphinfish and on the dexter (right) side a Pelican proper.

Motto: “ Pride and Industry. ”

See also

References

  • Staff Writer (30 November 2014) [1987]. "Coat of Arms joint effort". The Archives. The Barbados Daily Nation. Retrieved 13 May 2020.

Notes

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