7th February 2020 The robed figures of Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and Galen have graced the coat of arms of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society since 1884.

“The crest is a mortar and pestle, and the two supporters are the Persian scholar Ibn Sina (left) and Galen (right), the physician to several Roman emperors including Marcus Aurelius. Both wrote texts on medicines that were influential for centuries.” click here.