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Coat of arms of Tasmania
Tasmania Coat of Arms.svg
State Badge of Tasmania.svg
State Badge of Tasmania
Armiger Elizabeth II in Right of Tasmania
Adopted May 1917
Crest Lion with pick and shovel
Torse Red and white
Escutcheon Wheat sheaf, heraldic thunderbolt, hops, a ram and apples
Supporters Tasmanian tiger
Motto Ubertas et Fidelitas
"Fertility and Faithfulness"

The coat of arms of Tasmania is the official symbol of the Australian state and island of Tasmania. It was officially granted by King George V in May 1917. The shield features significant examples of Tasmanian industry: a sheaf of wheat, hops, a ram and apples. It is surmounted by a red lion that also features on the State badge. The shield is supported by two thylacines (Tasmanian tigers/wolves) with a motto beneath, Ubertas et Fidelitas, which is Latin for "Fertility and Faithfulness" or "bounty and fidelity".

The formal description, or blazon, of the arms is: "Quarterly Gules and barry wavy Argent and Azure a Fesse of the second charged with a Ram statant proper between in chief a Garb and a Thunderbolt and in base four Apples and a Branch of Hops all Or; For the Crest On a Wreath Argent and Gules: A Lion statant Gules resting the dexter fore paw on a shovel and a Pick-axe in saltire proper: And for Supporters, on either side A Tasmanian Tiger proper, with the motto 'Ubertas et Fidelitas'"

The Tasmanian coat of arms is rarely seen nowadays, except on official government publications or in government buildings. It has been replaced for the most part by the new government logo of a Tasmanian tiger peeking through tall grass.

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