Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

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WORSHIPFUL SOCIETY OF APOTHECARIES

London Guild
Established: 1617

Arms of Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

Official blazon

Arms : Azure, Apollo, the inventor of Physic, proper, his head radiant, holding in his left hand a bow and in his right hand an arrow Or, supplanting a serpent argent.
Crest: On a wreath Or and azure, A rhinoceros statant proper. Mantled gules, doubled argent.
Supporters: On either side a unicor:t Or, armed and unguled argent.
Motto: Opiferque per orbem dicor.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 12, 1617.

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The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1913

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