The entry in Lyon Register is as follows : " The Royall Burgh of Aberdein gives for his Ensignes Armoriall Gules, three towers, triple-towered within a double tressure counter-flowered argent supported by two leopards proper. The Motto in ane escroll 'Bon-Accord'. And upon the reverse of ye Seall of ye said Burgh is insculped in a field azur a Temple argent St Nicholas standing in ye porch mytred & Vested proper with his dexter hand lifted up to heaven praying over three Children in a boiyling caldron of the first and holding in ye sinister a Crosier Or."
Source : the book of public arms, by A.C Fox-Davies, 1915.
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