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Seal of Connecticut

Connecticut State Seal

Connecticut state seal (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Seal of Connecticut

The Connecticut state seal is adorned with a trio of grape vines. Appearing below the the grape vines is a banner with the state motto: "Sustinet Qui Transtulit" (Latin for He who is transplanted still sustains). Sigillum Reipublicae Connecticutensis is Latin for "Seal of the State of Connecticut."

The original seal of the Colony of Connecticut had 15 grapevines; it was brought from England in 1639 by Colonel George Fenwick and used as the seal of the Saybrook Colony (the Saybrook Colony was established in late 1635 at the mouth of the Connecticut River in what is today Old Saybrook, Connecticut).