North Carolina Senate
NORTH CAROLINA SENATE
Argent on a Cross between four Escutcheons bases inwards Gules four Escutcheons bases also inwards Argent. The Crest is Issuant from a Coronet of a Noble of the former Province of Carolina Or a Cap of Liberty Gules raised upon a Pole Or between two Cornucopiae in saltire Argent replenished proper. The Supporters are On each side an Aborigine of North Carolina as depicted by John White in the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First that on the dexter a Warrior supporting with his exterior hand a Long Bow and holding an Arrow girded at his back a Quiver that on the sinister a Woman holding in her exterior hand a Gourd all proper.
The arms were officially granted on November 25, 2005 by the College of Arms in London.
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Literature : GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA - SENATE RESOLUTION 2061 Adopted 6/30/06 - A SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING AN OFFICIAL COAT OF ARMS AND SEAL www.ncleg.net/sessions/2005/bills/senate/pdf/s2061v2.pdf