This was designed by Major General Claude Martin himself. It is supported by seven flags
each bearing the design of a fish, the emblem of Oudh. These flags represent his journey over
‘’the seven seas’’ to India. The devices on the escutcheon (shield) epitomise Claude Martin’s
Career. The ship recalls his voyage to India where, centre of the shield, he firmly established
his fortunes in Oudh, as an officer of the East India Company. This is represented by the lion
with the pennant. The setting sun behind the castellated building on the right of the shield,
indicates the sunset of his days and the important part which the building of ‘Constantia’
played in his twilight years.