BRECHIN (Forfarshire). Has not matriculated any armorial bearings. The seal represents a saint seated beneath a canopy and supporting in his lap with his sinister hand a crucifix, and with the right raised in the act of benediction. Below is an escutcheon charged with the arms of the Lordship of Brechin, namely, Argent, three piles gules. The legend is " Sig. civitatis de Brechin." This is sometimes quoted as a coat-of-arms, namely, azure, in the porch of a Gothic church, its lower extremities terminating in the nombril point argent, a saint sitting proper, habited of the field, in base an escutcheon of the second charged with three piles issuing from the chief and meeting in the base point gules.
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