is considered as a legacy from the British with slight modifications. The Jamaican Coat of Arms was granted to Jamaica in 1661 under Royal Warrant. The original was designed by William Sancroft, then Archbishop of Canterbury.
The motto of the seal has been a matter of discussion for years since inception. The original motto, INDVS VTERQVE SERVIET VNI is the Latin translation for "The two Indians will serve as one", or rather "Both Indies will serve Together", in reference to the collective servitude of the Taino and Arawak Indians to the colonizers.
The motto was later replaced with the English motto "Out of Many, One People", as tribute to the unity of the different cultural minorities inhabiting the nation. Perhaps as coincidence, the motto has the same meaning with the motto of the United States; E Pluribus Unum.A sele
The Jamaican coat of arms has seen quite a number of changes, but only three are officially recorded. These changes occurred in 1692, 1957 and 1962. Today, the coat of arms has lost its prominence but in Jamaica it is still found on all national documents, bank notes and coins.
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