Earthenware pill tile, decorated with Arms from Society of Apothecaries and City of London
Earthenware pill tile, elongated octagonal, tin-glazed decorated with the Arms of the Society of Apothecaries and the City of London, English, late 17th to early 18th century
The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries is a livery company of the City of London. Founded by Royal Charter in 1617, the society remains an active member of the medical profession.
The coat of arms bears their motto - "Opiferque per orbem dicor" which means "Throughout the world I am known as a bringer of help", taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses.