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LINCOLN

Arms (crest) of Lincoln

Official blazon

Arms : Argent on a Cross Gules a Fleur-de-Lis Or.
Motto : 'CIVITAS LINCOLNIA', the motto 'FLOREAT LINDUM' is also sometimes used.

Origin/meaning

The arms were never officially granted, but are recorded at the College of Arms.

The arms date from at least the 14th century. The cross is most likely derived from the Diocese of Lincoln. The fleur-de-lis is the symbol for the St. Mary, patron saint of the city. The St. Mary also appeared on the oldest known seal of the city, known from around 1300.

Arms of Lincoln

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms of Lincoln

The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1906
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The arms on apostcard (pre 1910)
Arms of Lincoln

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925


Literature : Information leaflet issued by the City of Lincoln.


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