This little trio bears the coat of arms and motto of the Scottish city of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen - the granite city, is situated on the north east coast of Scotland and is also known as the oil capital of Europe.
Aberdeen's motto is "Bon Accord", French for "Good Agreement" and is supposed to date from the fourteenth century. It is connected with Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Scottish Independence.
The animals on the coat of arms are leopards - supposedly given by James I to the city. Here's a link to find out more about Aberdeen's history.
I just really like this because it is so unlike most other cups. I believe that there are similar trios for many towns in Scotland.
Hope you like it too!
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