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Incorporated into : 1974 Carrick DC (2009 Cornwall Unitary Authority)
Arms : Gules a representation of an Ancient Ship of three Masts under sail Or in the Sea proper and in base two Fish naiant in pale also proper.
Supporters : On the dexter side a Miner habited and holding in the exterior hand a Pick its handle downwards all proper and on the sinister side a Fisherman habited and holding in the exterior hand a Coil of rope all proper.
Motto: 'EXALTUM CORNU IN DEO' - The horn is exalted in God.
The arms were officially granted on November 3, 1877.
The arms were used on the Common Seal and were duly entered as pertaining to the Borough of Truro at the Visitaions to Cornwall in 1573 and 1620.
The supporters were granted upon the Borough's elevation to a City in 1877 and refer to the main industries of fishing and tin mining.
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935
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