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H 1200 x W (?) x D (?) cm
City of Edinburgh Council
23rd November 1885
at all times
DEO GRATIAS / VETUSTUM MONUMENTUM CRUCEM BURCI / EDINENSIS PUBLICIS MUNERIBUS AB ANTIQUO DICAM / ICTU MALE OMINATO A S MDCCLVI FUNDITUS EVERSAM / CARMINE TAM EXIMIO QUAM VIRILI A SUMMO HOMINE GUALTERO / SCOTT ET VINDICATAM ET DEFLETAM PRAESULIBUS / MUNICIPII PERMISSU REDINTEGRANDAM CURAVIT GUL E GLADSTONE / STIRPE ORIUNDUS PER UTRAMQVE LINEAM PENITUS SCOTICA / A S MDCCCLXXXV IE NOVEMBRIS XXIV; on arms of the Canongate: SIC ITUR AD ASTRA (‘Thus they go to heaven’); on arms of Leith: PERSEVERE