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Womens London T-Shirt City Coat of Arms UK Emblem Tee Heraldic Logo Large Navy

Do you recognize all the elements on this tee shirt? C oat of arms of the City of London has a full achievement of armorial bearings consisting of a shield on which the arms are displayed, a crest displayed on a helmet above the shield, supporters on either side and a motto displayed on a scroll beneath the arms. The blazon of the arms is as follows: Arms: Argent a cross gules, in the first quarter a sword in pale point upwards of the last. Crest: On a wreath argentrgent a cross gules, in the first quarter a sword in pale point upwards of the last. Crest: On a wreath argent and gules a dragon's sinister wing argent charged on the underside with a cross throughout gules. Supporters: On either side a dragon argent charged on the undersides of the wings with a cross throughout gules. The crest is a dragon's wing bearing the cross of St George, borne upon a peer's helmet. A primitive form of the crest first appeared in 1539 on the reverse of a new common seal. This showed a fan-like object bearing a cross. Over time this evolved into a dragon's wing, and was shown as such in 1633 when it appeared above the city's coat of arms in the frontispiece to the fourth edition of John Stow's Survey of London. Thanks to sodacan in commons. The wing is specified as a dragon's left wing, i.e. its proper left wing (which can be compared to heraldic left). It has been speculated that the use of a peer's helmet (rather than that of a gentleman, in other civic arms) relates to the use of the honorific prefix "The Right Honourable" by the Lord Mayor. The Latin motto of the City is "Domine dirige nos", which translates as "Lord, direct (guide) us". It appears to have been adopted in the 17th Century, as the earliest record of it is in 1633. read more