Bank Emblem


 

In 1998 the Bank adopted a new corporate image and modified its logo by re-adopting the traditional design of Mariana of Liberty, the original emblem at the time of the institution’s creation in 1923. The Mariana is an allegorical symbol of liberty inspired by the French Revolution, that according to some represents the people and according to others, represents the Republic. Colombian admiration for the French Revolution is registered in our history at the time when The Predecessor, Antonio Nariño, translated and published “The Rights of Man”. A few years after achieving independence, a curious adaptation of the Mariana’s figure, adorned with native feathers, was found on some of the first coins produced out by the patriots. After 1837, the Mariana recovers its traditional aspect and becomes a frequently used element in banknote and currency design. At the beginning of the 20th century, when the Third French Republic was consolidated and republican style was observed in our architecture, it did not come as a surprise that the founders chose the name of Banco de la República to baptise the new central bank created in Colombia. Neither is it surprising that the Mariana symbol was adopted in the Bank’s emblem.

 

Contenido disponible en / Available in:

  • Español
  • English

This content has been translated into English for informational purposes. Upon any query regarding its interpretation or enforceability, the Spanish version shall be deemed official, and will prevail over the English version. The authors of specific texts such as working papers or articles select the language of publication; therefore, there might be cases in which the content may only be available in English. Este contenido ha sido traducido al inglés con fines informativos. En caso de duda sobre su interpretación y/o aplicación, se entenderá que la versión en español es la versión oficial y prevalecerá sobre aquella en inglés. Para casos particulares como documentos de trabajo o artículos, el idioma original de publicación es escogido por el autor, por lo cual puede haber casos en los que el contenido esté disponible sólo en inglés.