Description of the Seal of the Holland Society of New York

The arms of the Netherlands were prominently displayed, featuring a lion rampant, its dexter paw clutching a partly unsheathed, curved sword, encircled by a laurel wreath of seven leaves. This symbolized the seven States. In its sinister paw, the lion held a bundle of seven arrows, tied together to represent the unity of the Seven States, and it supported the liberty hat.


Below are descriptions of each part of the seal.

Information from The Holland Society: A Centennial History 1885-1985 by David William Voorhees, The Holland Society of New York, 1985.