BIRMINGHAM (Warwickshire). Quarterly first and fourth azure, a bend of five lozenges or, second and third per pale indented of the last and gules ; over all a fesse ermine, thereon a mural crown of the second. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a mural crown, issuant therefrom a dexter arm embowed, the hand holding a hammer all proper, together with the Motto, " Forward." Supporters — On the dexter side a man habited as a smith (representing Industry), holding in the dexter hand a hammer resting on an anvil, all proper, and on the sinister side a female figure (representing Art) proper, vested argent, wreathed round the temples with laurel vert, tied by a riband gules, holding in the dexter hand resting on the shield a book bound, also gules, and in the sinister a painter's pallette or, with two brushes proper.
[The arms were granted, April 3, 1889, and the supporters, April 4, 1S89.]
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