Apologies if this is in the wrong place, please move is so. I thought I would create a nice thread with some pictures of banking logos which may be
esoteric or hold relevance of some other kind, to start I have added a few examples from UK banks, including some famous ones. Please add any others
from where you are.
With the exception of Barings, these banks are all still running in one form or another, in some cases they have been bought out.
Germanic eagle, similar to that of the 3rd Reich and Imperial rome
You will notice the 3 crowns, is this is representation of the Babylonian Fleur de Lis?
Now defunct, the most esoteric of them all, this was the Queens bank until they went bust, they are now owned by ING who have Orange Lion symbolising
House of Orange-Nassau
C. Hoare & co
Golden bottle symbol
UKs only private deposit bank also has two-headed eagle motif similar to that or Imperial rome and the Rothschild family crest inside as shown in a
link below featuring Cliff Crumpton head of finance.
Any idea what the golden bottle denotes? I believe it is to do with magic though the official explaination is
"Gilded objects were a popular choice for goldsmiths' signs, denoting luxury and wealth"
In the below link you can see the double headed eagle, the pic was too big too add.
It is apparently
Part of the Hoare family coat of arms since the early 1700s. The sculpture sits at the end of the ground floor corridor of 37 Fleet Street and
was created by Jonathan Kenworthy.
EDIT just reading their history, this bit is interesting
Sir Richard Hoare (1st Kt), 1713
The bank's founder, a prominent local citizen, was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1712. On top of his framed portrait sits the City of London's coat
Two of Sir Richard's descendents have also served as Lord Mayor; Sir Richard Hoare (2nd Kt) in 1745-46, and Sir Frederick Alfred Hoare in 1961-62.
The most elitist bank I know of in the UK, their first branch outside of London was in Eton
again we see this 3 crowns
Is it really a cross or above and below pyramids?
A logo containing 6 pyramids
A black horse, the symbology of which is Mystery, death, night, secret, messenger of esoteric knowledge
A recycle logo, though it kind of reminds me of the snake eating its tail, I forget the name of that.
On wikipedia it says it is said either to symbolise circulation of money in the financial system or the bank's three constituents.
Perhaps it symbolises money laundering?
edit on 2-7-2012 by trustnothing because: (no reason given)