University of Adelaide - St. Mark's College

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Country: Australia
Campus/location : Adelaide

Arms of University of Adelaide - St. Mark's College

Official blazon

Arms : Gules, a Lion rampant winged and nimbed Or, on a Chief vair an open Book proper.
Motto : 'Spernit Virtus Humum'.


The arms were granted on September 20, 1951.

The winged lion is the symbol of St. Mark. The chief refers to the university.

The motto is derived from Horace (Oder; Ill, 2, 21-4).

Literature: Low, 1971

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