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Oxford University - Exeter College (England)

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[Flag of Exeter College] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 August 2008
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Description of the flag

The flag of Exeter College of Oxford University is seen at the college home page also shows the arms and the flag. A large image of the arms can be found on the first page of the pdf file at http://www.exetercollege.net/design/pdfs/Exeter_Register_2006.pdf, which contains an article by Patrick Dickinson, Richmond Herald of Arms, about the subject p. 50-52 (dated 1969). His blazon: "Argent two bendlets nebuly within a bordure Sable charged with eight pairs of keys addorsed the bows interlaced and the wands upwards Or". Dickinson mentions a version impaling Stapeldon and Petre, a refounder of the College, but the simple version is preferred. An old rendering can be seen at http://www.heraldryshop.biz/catalogue/tobaccocards/wills/willsoxcam_clip_image026.jpg.
Jan Mertens, 20 July 2008

The flag is a banner of arms (ratio 1:1). The College was founded by Walter de Stapledon Bishop of Exeter in 1314. It was known at first as Stapledon Hall. The College uses Stapledon’s arms. The keys refer to the founder’s Bishopric of Exeter, in the arms of which two gold keys are shown in saltire.
Source: John P. Brooke-Little: Oxford University and its Colleges, Oxford 1962(?), available online at https://www.theheraldrysociety.com/articles/oxford-university-and-its-colleges/.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 February 2019


Coat of arms, 1720

[1720 Arms] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 March 2019

Source: “The arms of the Colleges; &c in Oxford' by J. Owen & E. Bowen c.1720


Blades

Current
[Blade] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 March 2019
Blade is red.

Source: (for current versions): https://www.reddit.com
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 March 2019