The State Constitution adopted the state seal of Georgia in 1798. The obverse (main face) features the state coat of arms. The three pillars are symbols of the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government. The man standing with drawn sword defends the Constitution and its principles of Wisdom, Justice and Moderation. 1776 is of course the year the United States declared independence. The Georgia coat of arms also appears on the state flag.
The reverse of the state seal displays a scene of Agriculture and Commerce - a ship with cotton and tobacco, and a man plowing.
The Georgia State Flag has three red and white stripes and the state coat of arms on a blue field in the upper left corner. Thirteen stars surrounding the seal denote Georgia's position as one of the original thirteen colonies.
On the seal, three pillars supporting an arch represent the three branches of government legislative, judicial and executive.
A man with his sword drawn is defending the Constitution, whose principles are wisdom, justice and moderation. The date 1776 represents the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The current flag's design was adopted on May 8, 2003.