- Unfettered Shackle
- While shackles are a symbol of restriction or internment, unfettered shackles are a symbol of freedom, independence, or a new beginning. In national personification, this would indicate past control by another power or nation; either Rome historically, or more specifically, the Holy Roman Empire. See Germany: History
- Note the prominent black, red and gold flag, which is still in use as the flag of Germany. Also note that the figure, as well as the flag in the background, use blue, red and gold, instead of black.
- Brandished Sword
- In this figure, the sword is brandished and held upright, in a gesture of leadership and defense, rather than offense or attack. Nobility, justice and truth are represented.