Does your country have a heraldic symbol?Does it have a long-time emblem that is still used officially or unofficially? My country apart from the cross,has as its symbol the double-headed eagle which was used in the Byzantine Empire.Greece as well as Serbia and Russia who can be considered as part of the "Byzantine Commonwealth" have the double-headed eagle as emblems.In modern Greece we mostly use it in the Army and it's on the Church's flags or "unofficial" flags of the Byzantine Empire. We also have the Phoenix as our symbol but this emblem lasted from the creation of the modern Greek State up until around 1973 or so. So basically it's the Cross that symbolizes our faith in Orthodox Christianity and the two-headed eagle. What about your country?