May 29, 2012
This post isn’t actually about running, but I wanted to share it anyways.
On my trip to Londom for the Virgin London Marathon, I happened upon a gentleman named David Linstead in a market who made coat of arms plaques. It took him only a few minutes to research what the Radcliffe Hearaldry would l have looked liked. I have wanted one for a while, so I commissioned him to make one for me. It arrived in the mail recently.
The banner at the bottom says “virtus propter se” which roughly translated from Latin means “virtue for its own sake.” The coat of arms is described as: “Argent two bendlets engrailed sable” which I guess means the two black curving band things.
Crest: A Bull’s head erased. sa. horns, arg. tipped, or, sorged with a ducal coronet of the 2nd.
I’m quite pleased with the final product. It’s nice to have a piece of your history like this. I don’t have a logo or anything, so I’m planning on using it for some iconography around the website.