Seal of Georgia
The state seal of Georgia was adopted by the State Constitution in 1798. The obverse (main face) features the state coat of arms (which also appears on Georgia's state flag).
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 (Georgia's state motto). 1776 is of course the year the United States declared independence.
The reverse of the state seal displays a scene of Agriculture and Commerce; a ship with cotton and tobacco, and a man plowing.