Image: Linne CoA

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Description: Coat of Arms of Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus), from his Letter of Nobility. The crest is a twinflower, one of Linnaeus' favourite plants. The shield is divided into thirds: red, black and green for the three kingdoms of nature (animal, mineral and vegetable) in Linnaean classification; in the center is an egg "to denote Nature, which is continued and perpetuated in ovo". Motto: FAMAM EXTENDERE FACTIS "to expand fame/reputation by deeds".
Title: Linne CoA
Credit: Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden Information from: University of Otago,Uppsala University, Bridgeman Art Library, Swedish Museum of Natural History
Author: Daniel Tilas, State Herald
Usage Terms: Public domain
License: Public domain
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