Institute of Purchasing

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INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING

Coat of arms (crest) of Institute of Purchasing

Official blazon

Official blazon
English

Arms : Argent, a fesse per fesse indented throughout Or and gules between three purses azure, corded and tasselled gold.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A cubit arm vested gules, slashed and embroidered Or, and ruffled at the wrist argent, the hand. proper grasping a double-warded key fessewise, wards to the dexter, gold.
Supporters: On either side a male griffin gules bezanty, armed, rayed and tufted Or, the forelegs of the same.
Motto: Pactum serva

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on January 20 1959 to the Purchasing Officers' Association

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