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Coventry and its coat of arms: the elephant and castle

The device is a golden elephant and on it
The device is a golden elephant and on it's back a gold castle with three domed turrets.


2006-11-18 - Coventry, United Kingdom , Mary Dormer Harris

The elephant is seen, not only as a beast so strong that he can carry a tower - Coventry's castle - full of armed men, but also as a symbol of Christ's redemption of the human race. The animal, according to one of the "bestiary" stories, is supposed to sleep standing, leaning against a tree. Hunters sever the trunk, and he falls helpless to the ground, until a small elephant approaches and pulls him up with his trunk.



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