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[Flag of Lincoln College] image located by Jan Mertens, 13 March 2009

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This Flickr photo by “ARJ2006” (uploaded 14 Mar 2007) shows the armorial banner of Lincoln College, Oxford University (GB).  An old rendition of the arms can be seen at http://www.ngw.nl/catalogue/tobaccocards/wills/willsoxcam_clip_image030.jpg.

The College website tells us:
“Lincoln College was founded by Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln, in 1427, and named after his cathedral as 'The College of the Blessed Mary and All Saints', Lincoln, in the University of Oxford, commonly called Lincoln College'.”
Thomas Rotheram, also Bishop of Lincoln, is considered the second founder (1478).

Quoting, gratefully, the blazon as found at http://www.btinternet.com/~akme/ocllinc2.html:
“Tierced per pale: " (1) Barry of six argent and azure, in chief three lozenges gules, on the second bar of an argent a mullet pierced sable; (2) Argent, thereon an escutcheon of the See of Lincoln (i.e. Gules two lions passant guardant or, on a chief azure the Blessed Virgin Mary ducally crowned seated on a throne issuant from the chief, on her dexter arm the infant Jesus and holding in her sinister hand a sceptre, all gold: the escutcheon ensigned with a mitre azure garnished and stringed or): (3) Vert, three stags statant two and one or.”

To which Wikipedia adds:
“The College crest incorporates (1) the arms of Bishop Richard Fleming, the founder; (2) the arms of the see of Lincoln; (3) the arms of Bishop Thomas Rotherham, the second founder.”
Jan Mertens, 13 March 2009