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Princeton University

Registration number 20061001A

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Princeton University are registered as an original design and described by the blazon below

Arms: Tenné a chevron Sable, in a chief an open book Argent charged with the Latin words VET NOV TESTAMENTUM Sable.
Motto: DEI SUB NUMINE VIGET (Under God’s power she flourishes)


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Design rationale

The shield, which derives from the official seal, is designated for more common use. It includes an open Bible with Vet Nov Testamentum, signifying both Old and New Testaments. In its lower part is a chevron, signifying the rafters of a building. The official motto is sometimes displayed on a ribbon under the shield.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, P

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