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Second Villanova College Seal

Second Villanova College Seal

This seal was adopted on 15 December 1876. It was a circular seal about one and one-half inches in diameter and bore the legend: COLLEGIUM S. THOMAE DE VILLANOVA ORD. EREM. S. AUGUSTININI (COLLEGE OF ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA OF THE ORDER OF HERMITS OF ST. AUGUSTINE). It also bore the figure of Saint Thomas of Villanova attired in cope and miter, holding a crozier and money bag, which were symbolic of his office as an archbishop and the administrator of charities, an appointment that he held from the King of Spain. (Original pen and ink drawing.)

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