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Prince Edward Island Crest Panel

circa 1928

Topping the Shield, on a red background, is a gold Heraldic Lion which also appeared on the Coat of Arms for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (for whom the Province was named) and on that of King Edward VII.

Beneath the lion, on a single plot of land stands a mature oak tree representing England, and three saplings which represent the three counties into which the province has been divided since 1767. The single plot of land represents the fact that both England and Prince Edward Island are islands.

The Motto, "Parva Sub Ingenti," is commonly translated as 'The Small under the Protection of the Great', originally alluding to the Island's relationship with England.