Georgia State Seal
The Georgia State Seal
The Great Seal of the State of Georgia serves as a symbol of authenticity which verifies that government documents and papers of state are official and legal in the "Peach State". The Georgia state seal is also an emblem that is representative of the state's origins, history, character and ideals. The following motto, reflecting the spirit of the state, is also incorporated in the Georgia state seal:
"Wisdom, justice, and moderation"
The Georgia state seal identifies government buildings and officials and is a centerpiece for the Georgia state flag. The symbolism, history and emblems of the Georgia seal are described in this article with fast facts and information.
Description, Symbols, Icons and Emblems of the Front of the Georgia State Seal
The description and meaning of the symbols, icons and emblems on the obverse (front) side of the Georgia seal are as follows:
Reverse of the Georgia State Seal
The description and meaning of the symbols, icons and emblems on the reverse side of the Georgia seal depict the agriculture and commerce of the state, the main source of its early economy:
The ship is at anchor near a wharf in Georgia taking on board hogsheads of tobacco and bales of cotton reflecting the export of important commodities produced by the state
|A tobacco hogshead was a large wooden used in colonial times to transport and store tobacco. |
The farmlands depict a thriving peach tree and a flock of grazing sheep
The Georgia Seal of 1876
This is a banner showing the 1876 design of the seal. In this representation the pillars house images of the goddesses of Wisdom, Justice, Moderation. The lifestyle of the first people of the state are depicted as the Native Americans fishing and workers in the fields.
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