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Coat of Arms of Uruguay

by Alfredo
(Salto, Uruguay)

Uruguays Coat of  Arms

Uruguays Coat of Arms

The National Coat of Arms of Uruguay is one of Uruguay's national symbols. It was approved by the law of March 19, 1829 and July 12, 1906 and the decree of October 26, 1908.

According to this model finally decree ordered the official national emblem presented by Mr. Miguel Copetti, adjusted its rules implementing the modification specified by the executive branch, which was the abolition of military and naval trophies, being bordered by two branches of olive and laurel joined at the base by a blue ribbon.

The State Coat of Arms should always construct and represent as follows:

1) An oval divided into four quarters and topped by a sun.

2) A scale as a symbol of equality and justice, placed on blue enamel in the upper left quarter.

3)In the upper right quarter Cerro de Montevideo, as a symbol of strength in silver field.

4)In the lower left quarter a loose horse as a symbol of freedom on a silver background.

5) The lower right quarter, on blue enamel, an ox as a symbol of abundance.

6) Dicho oval is bordered by two olive branches and laurel joined at the base by a ribbon of sky blue.

The Oval:

It will be built with four arches and four centers. Be divided into four quarters, taking as the axis longitudinal and transverse and diagonally with alternating two colors or backgrounds: blue enamel and silver metal being the first two quarters, the upper right and lower left, and the second, upper left and upper right. The right side is considered part of the oval to the left of the observer.

The Sun:

that the oval crown set with three quarters visible, drawing the disc with one side being due to see the eyes and nose only, of the seven rays will drive a spearhead, among others they will six rays drawn in ways that resemble flames, the disc will be referred to the rays with polished gold or polished.

The Scale:

This is set in ancient Roman type and painted with burnished gold.

El Cerro de Montevideo:

It's painted to imitate nature, as well as the fortress that crowns it, trying to configure this with the proportions seen in the types or pattern model official at the foot of Cerro, the water will be set heraldic, ie by five blue stripes and wavy, alternating with each other for the silver background.

The horse was painted black and appears in motion, which respresents being loose and free.

The Ox:

Is to be painted gold, with its natural contours and shadows. The Horse and Ox are two symbols that should not be flat, as his support.

The branches of laurel and olive laurel:

The oval standing first on the left side and the second on the right, will try to emulate nature where possible.


You must ensure that the shield is always painted gold or an imitation of gold, You may not use another color.

Act of July 12, 1906.

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