The national coat of arms of Armenia consists of an eagle and a lion supporting a shield. The coat of arms combines new and old symbols. The eagle and lion are ancient Armenian symbols dating from the first Armenian kingdoms that existed prior to Christ. These symbols are found on the Armenian Highland from times immemorial. Numerous Armenian dynasties such as Artaxiad, Arsacid, Bagratuni and Rubenid, used these symbols as their royal insignia.
The current coat of arms was adopted on April 19, 1992, by the Armenian Supreme Council decision. On
june 15, 2006, the law on the state coat of arms of Armenia was passed by the Armenian Parliament.