Seal Of San Francisco
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Seal of San Francisco
Seal of the City and County of San Francisco
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The seal of the City and County of San Francisco.
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Armiger City and County of San Francisco
Adopted March 26, 1900[1]

The seal of the City and County of San Francisco is a coat of arms that includes a shield, crest, supporters and a motto, ringed with the municipality's name.

History

The current seal was adopted in 1859 by the Board of Supervisors, and superseded a similar seal that had been adopted seven years earlier.[1] The shield shows the Golden Gate and the hills on each side as it looked in 1859, and a paddlewheel steamship entering San Francisco Bay.

Above the shield is a crest with a phoenix, the legendary Greek bird rising from the ashes. The shield is flanked by two supporters, a miner, holding a shovel, in dexter; and a sailor, holding a sextant, in sinister, both in 1850s period clothing. At the feet of the supporters are a plow and anchor, emblems of commerce and navigation. Below the shield is a motto that reads "Oro en paz, fierro en guerra", which is Spanish for "Gold in peace, iron in war".[2]

The official de jure description of the seal given by the San Franciscan government does not assign any specific colors to be used on renditions of the seal.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c City and County of San Francisco (2004). "Seal of the City and County of San Francisco". SFGov: Visitor. City and County of San Francisco. Archived from the original on March 2, 2004. Retrieved 2004. 
  2. ^ The Robinson Library (October 26, 2009). "Symbols of San Francisco". The Robinson Library. The Robinson Library. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 

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