The coat of arms of Mauritius are stipulated in the "Mauritius Laws 1990 Vol.2 SCHEDULE (Section 2)". The arms were designed by the Mayor of Johannesburg in 1906, Johann Van Der Puf. In the lower left quarter is a key and on the right-hand side is a white star, which are referred to in the Latin motto "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" meaning "Star and Key of the Indian Ocean".
|Coat of arms of Mauritius|
|Armiger||Republic of Mauritius|
|Escutcheon||Quarterly azure and or: (1) A lymphad or; (2) 3 palm trees vert; (3) A key in pale the wards downwards gules; (4) From the base a pile, and in chief a mullet argent|
|Supporters||On the dexter side, a dodo per bend sinister embattled gules and argent and on the sinister side, a sambur deer per bend embattled argent and gules, each supporting a sugar cane erect proper|
Stella Clavisque Maris Indici |
"Star and Key of the Indian Ocean"
The armorial ensigns and supporters of Mauritius are described as:
(a) for arms-
(b) for the supporters-
(c) with the motto "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" (lat: Star and Key of the Indian Ocean)