University of St. Andrews

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Logo-new.jpg
Heraldry of the World
United Kingdom.jpg
British heraldry portal
Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom
Unitedkingdom-flag.gif


UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS

Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : St. Andrews

Arms (crest) of University of St. Andrews

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1905 and augmented in 2006.

The crescent moon represents Peter de Luna, the given name of Pope Benedict XIII who issued the bulls of foundation of the University in 1413.
The lion rampant is taken from the Royal Arms of Scotland and represents the royal authority of King James I (1406-1437) who was associated with the foundation.
The gold diamonds (mascles or) are taken from the personal arms of Henry Wardlaw, Bishop of St Andrews 1404-1440 who issued the original charter which incorporated the Studium Generale in 1411/12.
The open book with the red page edges represents learning and the blue and silver cross represents the saltire of Scotland.

The crest with mantling and an apple tree with the boar of St Andrews represents the tree of knowledge and the town of St Andrews.

Arms of University of St. Andrews

The arms on a tobacco card 1923

___________________________________________________________

Rate these arms / rate this page :

0.00
(0 votes)

(no information about you is stored when voting, only the vote itself is stored)

Follow us on Facebook.jpg

Literature: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/about/universitycoatofarms/ [[Category:Granted 1905 Scotland.jpg