The Emblem of the Republic of Cyprus
The Emblem of the Republic of Cyprus represents a white dove carrying in its beak an olive branch. The dove is placed on a shield in the yellow colour of copper, a metal which is directly related to the age-old history of Cyprus. In the lower part of the shield, the year of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, i.e. 1960 is inscribed. The shield is encircled by two green olive branches, which together with the white dove constitute indelible symbols of peace.