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Arms of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Official blazon

Arms : Quarterly Or and argent, a cross gules (being that of St. George) thereon the Imperial Crown proper between two anchors erect in pale and two portcullises in fess of the first, in the first and fourth quarters a serpent nowed and in the second and third a lion couchant guardant proper; on a chief of the third a lion passant guardant of the first being part of the Royal Arms of England.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, An eagle reguardant imperially crowned proper, the dexter claw supporting a mace erect gold.
Supporters: On the dexter side a figure representing Machaon habited in a robe, holding in the exterior hand a dart broken, the point downwards, and on the sinister a figure representing Podalirius, habited as the dexter, holding in his exterior hand a staff entwined by a serpent, all proper.
Motto: Quae prosunt omnibus artes.


The arms were officially granted on December 16, 1821.

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

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