Royal Belfast Academical Institution

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Country: United Kingdom
Campus/location : Belfast

Coat of arms (crest) of Royal Belfast Academical Institution

Official blazon

Arms: Sable, between two Doric columns Or an open book proper, edged and bound of the second and inscribed in fesse with the Roman numerals MDCCCX of the first, in chief the Crown of Hanover gold.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A seahorse erect Or supporting a torch of the last inflamed gold.
Motto: Quaerere verum


The arms were officially granted on August 3, 1951.

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Literature: Briggs, 1971