Island Seal Necklace (Tonga Coat Of Harms)


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The three swords represent the three dynasties or lines of the kings of Tonga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga) , namely the Tuʻi Tonga (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu%27i_Tonga) , Tuʻi Haʻatakalaua (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu%27i_Ha%27atakalaua) and the current Tuʻi Kanokupolu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu%27i_Kanokupolu) ). Tonga was united under King Siaosi Tupou I (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Tupou_I) , who then orchestrated the formation of the first formal government and also the coat of arms. The dove (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dove) with the olive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive) branch symbolises the wish of God’s peace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace) to reign in Tonga forever (the dove and olive branch are taken from the story of Noah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah) and the Great Flood (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood) in the Bible). The three stars symbolise the main island groups of Tonga, which are Tongatapu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongatapu) , Vavaʻu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vava%27u) and Haʻapai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ha%27apai) . The Crown symbolises the ruling monarchy, the King of Tonga. The text on the scroll (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scroll) at the bottom reads Ko e ʻOtua mo Tonga ko hoku Tofiʻa in the Tongan language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongan_language) : ‘God and Tonga are my inheritance’.

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