Azure a mullet argent of five points (Flag of Somalia); a bordure Or
Two Leopards rampant
Battlements "in the Moorish style" (A crown or)
A ribbon wrapped around two crossed lances over two crossed palm fronds (no motto)
The coat of arms of Somalia (Astaanta qaranka ee Soomaaliya) were adopted on October 10, 1956. The leopards which support the shield and the white star were also found on the arms used during the Italian administration. Formerly, the arms of Somalia from June 8, 1919 featured a shield divided horizontally by a wavy white line (Smith, 1980). The top half of the shield was blue, with a leopard in natural color surmounted by a white five-pointed star.