The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Shield No.2 - University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, U.K.
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Quick Description: Coat of arms of the University of Birmingham are to the right-hand side of the main entrance to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/25/2020 3:48:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM124H1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Coat of arms of the University of Birmingham are to the right-hand side of the main entrance to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

The Blazon of the arms is as follows:
Per chevron, the chief per pale gules and azure, in dexter a lion rampant with two heads, in sinister a mermaid holding in the dexter hand a mirror and in the sinister a comb Or, the base sable charged with an open book proper, with two buckles and straps and edges of the third, inscribed "Per ardua ad alta". (visit link)

The lion and the mermaid featured on the arms of Mason Science College and the arms of Sir Josiah Mason the founder of the College in 1875. Mason Science College was the precursor and nucleus of the University of Birmingham. (visit link)

The open book is a common symbol for universities and schools. The motto "Per ardua ad alta" means "Through hardship, great heights are reached". (visit link)

The University of Birmingham
The University shield depicts a mermaid holding a mirror and a comb and a double headed lion both symbols of the Mason family and Mason Science College. These are painted in gold upon fields of red and blue, the colours of the University. The shield also includes an open book, representing the University’s royal charter, granted by Queen Victoria in 1900. Upon its pages the University motto is inscribed, Per Ardua ad Alta: Through effort, to high things.

“Discovering Heraldry” by Jacqueline Fearn (ISBN: 978-0-74780-660-8)

"The Illustrated Heraldry" by Stephen Slater (ISBN: 978-0-754-83460-1)

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Bearer of Coat of Arms: University / College

Full name of the bearer: The University of Birmingham

Where is Coat of Arms installed (short description) ?:
To the right-hand side of the main entrance to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.


Material / Design: Stone

Blazon (heraldic description):
Per chevron, the chief per pale gules and azure, in dexter a lion rampant with two heads, in sinister a mermaid holding in the dexter hand a mirror and in the sinister a comb Or, the base sable charged with an open book proper, with two buckles and straps and edges of the third, inscribed "Per ardua ad alta"


Address:
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The University of Birmingham, University Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.


Web page about the structure where is Coat of Arms installed (if exists): Not listed

Web page about the bearer of Coat of Arms (if exists): Not listed

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