According to the Haitian Constitution, this device is a coat of arms : "les Armes de la Republique". Clearly the Haitian idea of a coat of arms does not necessarily require a shield.Chris Green wrote:That Haiti, of all the Caribbean states, has no coat of arms seems very strange given that it once had its own peerage. Indeed the current Richmond Herald, Clive Cheesman has edited a book about it.
At the time of the kingdom and the peerage, Haiti had a more conventional European-style coat of arms, depicting a phoenix. It's depicted on the cover of Clive Cheeseman's book.