Kolkata

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KOLKATA (কলকাতা, Calcutta)

As far as I know the city does not use arms.

Origin/meaning

The colonial arms were officially granted on December 26, 1898.

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Official blazon

Arms: Per chevron or and sable, a lion passant guardant gules, between two palm-trees eradicated in chief vert, and a ship under sail in base argent.
Crest: Issuant out of an Eastern Crown, a sea-lion holding in the dexter paw a lotus-flower leaved and slipped proper.
Motto: "Per ardua stabilis esto."
Supporters: On either side a representation of an adjutant-bird holding in the beak a serpent proper, charged on the shoulder with an Eastern Crown or.

Origin/meaning

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Arms of Kolkata

The arms on an 1892 medal
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The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1910

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