Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

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PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN (1841-1988; 1988-2010 as Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain)

Arms of Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Official blazon

Arms : Or, on a cross gules between a dove holding in the mouth an olive branch in the first quarter, an aloe in the second, a staff erect entwined by a serpent in the third, and an alembic and receiver in the fourth, all proper, a pair of scales of the first; on a chief azure a stag lodged also of the first.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A mortar, therein a pestle Or.
Supporters: On the dexter side a figure intended to represent Avicenna, habited in a dark red robe with a white under vest, his shoes red, around his waist a shawl also red fringed gold, and upon his head a white turban, in his right hand a staff gold entwined with a serpent proper; and on the sinister side a figure intended to represent Galen, habited in a long white vest and loose robe, his sandals red, and holding in his right hand a steelyard Or.
Motto: Habenda ratio valetudinis.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on March 14, 1844; supporters granted March 27, 1844.

We have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms.

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