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  royal emblem of Rama I

 

Thailand

The royal emblem of King Rama I is known as pathum unnahlohm and consists of an unnahlohm, i.e. an auspicious emblematic sign used in Buddhism and similar to the yan sign (fig.), over a background shaped in the form of a stylized lotus, a flower known as pathum.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS.