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Oxford University - Oriel College (England)

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[Flag of Oriel College] image located by Jan Mertens, 27 September 2009
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/darrellg/3581381790/
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This Flickr photo by “miltonmic” (uploaded 17 Feb 2008) shows the banner of arms of Oriel College, Oxford University: http://www.flickr.com/photos/miltonmic/2273277982/. Another image, provided by Corbis this time, shows it too (indifferent caption): http://pro.corbis.com. The website of this small but very old (1324/26) College shows the arms: http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/. More on the name – its origin and its long official form – and the arms on this page: http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/content/147/the-name-and-arms-of-the-college:
“gules three lions passant guardant or within a bordure engrailed argent”.  These refer to Edward II, founder, with the bordure added for difference.
Jan Mertens, 26 February 2009