The coat of arms of the University of Cambridge, blazoned: Gules, on a cross ermine between four lions passant guardant Or, a Bible lying fesseways of the field, clasped and garnished of the third, the clasps in base. The arms were granted at the 1573 visitation of the County of Cambridge undertaken by Robert Cooke, the then Clarenceux King of Arms, and a graduate of St John's College. The lions represent the university's royal patronage, the ermine represents dignity, and the Bible on the cross represents both knowledge and the Christian faith.
Hand painted and gilded coat of arms by A.W.Crisp & Co., Heraldic Artists, 16 Kings Parade, Cambridge. Ecclesiastical, Civil, Private and School Arms. Naval, Regimental and Air Force Badge to order. Handpainted on Oak Shields, Panels and Parchments, also Silver and E.P. Souvenir Spoons, Brooches, Loving Cups and Serviette Rings, etc., with Coloured Enamel Arms. Challenge Shields and Cups.
English, circa 1900
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