Civic heraldry

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azure, a bendlet Argent between six fleurs de lis Or.

From 1992 to 1998

Azure, a bendlet Argent between six fleurs de lis Or.

Illuminated with lights and shadows and with a metallic and iridescent finish.

Coat of arms of Stephen Tvrtko I (circa 1338-1391) of the House of Kotromanic and 1st King of Bosnia and it was also the coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1998.

The bendlet is a diminished piece. It is called bendlet («cotiza» in Castilian, «cotice» , and «cotissa» in Italian «cotice» in French, and «cotissa» in Italian) a diminished bend, narrower, reduced to 1/2 (as in this case) or to 1/3 of the width of a normal bend. Remember that the width of the bend is usually 1/3 of the width of the coat of arms, therefore the width of the bendlet is between 1/3 * 1/2 = 1/6 and 1/3 * 1/3 = 1/9 of the width of the coat of arm.

Stephen Tvrtko I of Bosnia, from the House of Kotromanic, was a vassal of Louis I of Hungary. Louis I or Louis of Anjou, known as «the Great», from the Royal House of Anjou-Sicily, of the Capetian Dynasty, hence his coat of arms's 2nd quarter is seeded with fleur de lis, a feature also present in his father Charles I's arms, known as Charles Robert or Caroberto of Anjou. The Kotromanic family had in their coat of arms fleur de lis Or on a Azure field as a symbol of subordination to the Hungarian royal family.


Blazon keywords: Azure, One, Bendlet, Argent, Six, Fleur de lis and Or.

Style keywords: Metal beaten, Iridescent, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Pointed.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Bunyoro-Kitara

Gules, a Royal drum of Bunyoro-Kitara proper.

Gules, a Royal drum of Bunyoro-Kitara proper.

Escudo de gules, un tambor real de Bunyoro-Kitara al natural.

Coat of arms emblazoned by me with a visica piscis shape, illuminated, and with a leather finishing.

Bunyoro Kitara is a Bantu kingdom located in Western Uganda. Its history begun in the 13th century. This kindowm is ruled by the King called Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara. Now it is a subnational monarchy.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, One, Drum, Royal and Proper.

Style keywords: Vesica piscis, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Leather.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Bunyoro-Kitara.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Castile and Leon

Quarterly: 1 and 4 Gules, a castle triple towered Or, port and windows Azure, masoned Sable; 2 and 3 Argent, a lion rampant Purpure, armed and langued Gules, crowned Or.

Quarterly: 1 and 4 Gules, a castle triple towered Or, port and windows Azure, masoned Sable; 2 and 3 Argent, a lion rampant Purpure, armed and langued Gules, crowned Or.

Escudo cuartelado: 1o y 4o de gules, un castillo de oro, aclarado de azur, mazonado de sable; 2o y 3o de plata, un león rampante de púrpura, armado y lampasado de gules, coronado de oro.

This coat of arms can be seen in [Bergshammars; 1440; page 2] and in [Lutzelbourg, N. de; 1530; page 35].


Blazon keywords: Quarterly, Gules, Or, Azure, Sable, One, Castle, Port and windows, Masoned, Argent, Purpure, Lion, Rampant, Armed, Langued, Crowned, Crown and Open royal crown.

Style keywords: Semi-circular and Plain tincture.

Classification: Interpreted, Civic, Coat of arms, Kingdom of Castile and Leon and Canting.

Bearer: Castile and Leon.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Ceuta

Argent, five escutcheons in cross Azure, each charged with five plates in saltire Argent; a bordure Gules, charged with seven castles triple-towered Or, 2, 2, 2, and 1.

City of Ceuta, Spain, Africa

Argent, five escutcheons in cross Azure, each charged with five plates in saltire Argent; a bordure Gules, charged with seven castles triple-towered Or, 2, 2, 2, and 1.

Escudo de plata, cinco escudetes en cruz de azur, cada uno cargado de cinco bezantes en sotuer de plata; una bordura de gules, cargada de siete castillos de oro, dos en jefe, una en cada flanco y tres en punta

Illuminated and a leather finishing.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Argent, Five, Escutcheon, In cross, Azure, Charged, Bezant and plate, Plate, In saltire, Bordure, Gules, Seven, Castle, Or, Two, In chief, One, In each flank, Three and In base.

Style keywords: Leather, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Semi-circular.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted and Kingdom of Spain.

Bearer: Ceuta.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Donna Connie Nisnoni, page of armorial

Or, the symbol of the Royal House of Kupang Sable. Crest: A crown of the Sovereign and Most Noble Order of the Pomegranate. The shield is surrounded by the Grand Collar of the Sovereign and Most Noble Order of the Pomegranate.

Or, the symbol of the Royal House of Kupang Sable. Crest: A crown of the Sovereign and Most Noble Order of the Pomegranate. The shield is surrounded by the Grand Collar of the Sovereign and Most Noble Order of the Pomegranate.

This is her coat of arms of emblazoned by me for the Roll of Arms of the Sovereign and Most Noble Order of the Pomegranate.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Or, One, Symbol, Sable, Crest, Crown, Pomegranate, Surrounded and Grand collar.

Style keywords: Pointed, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Leather.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted, Coat of arms, Armorial roll and Castilian language.

Bearer: Kupang, Royal House of.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Georgia

Gules, a Saint George nimbed Or, riding a Horse trampling upon a crawling Dragon, Argent.

Gules, a Saint George nimbed Or, riding a Horse trampling upon a crawling Dragon, Argent.

Interpreted coat of arms: with a rounded and pointed shape; illuminated with metals or and argent and color gules; outlined with sable; and a Watercolor finish.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, Saint George, Nimbed, Or, Horse, Dragon and Argent.

Style keywords: Pointed and rounded, Illuminated, Outlined in sable and Watercolor.

Classification: Coat of arms, Interpreted, Civic and State of Georgia.

Bearer: Georgia.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Haguenau

Azure, a cinquefoil Argent, seeded Gules.

Azure, a cinquefoil Argent, seeded Gules.

Illuminated, with a watercolor finishing and with a pointed shape.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Azure, One, Cinquefoil, Argent, Seeded and Gules.

Style keywords: Watercolor, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Pointed.

Classification: Interpreted, Civic, Kingdom of France and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Haguenau.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Haute-Savoie

Gules, a cross Argent.

Gules, a cross Argent.

Escudo de gules, una cruz de plata.

Existing coat of arms interpreted by me of the following form: the shape of the shield is semi-circular; the tincture of the field is gules; the tincture of the cross is metal argente; and all the coat of arms has a watercolor finish.

In French its blazon is «de gueules à la croix d'argent».


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, Argent and Cross.

Style keywords: Semi-circular, Illuminated and Watercolor.

Classification: Interpreted, Civic, Coat of arms and House of Savoy.

Bearer: Saboya, Ducado de.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Ireland

Azure, a harp Or, stringed Argent

Azure, a harp Or, stringed Argent

Escudo de azur, un arpa de oro, cordada de plata

Illuminated and a leather finishing.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Azure, One, Harp, Or, Stringed and Argent.

Style keywords: Leather, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Ogee.

Classification: Civic, Republic of Ireland, Interpreted and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Ireland.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Israel

Azure, a Menorah between two olive branches Argent; in base the legend <br /> «ישראל» Argent.

Israel~ישראל.

Azure, a Menorah between two olive branches Argent; in base the legend
«ישראל» Argent.

Interpreted coat of arms: with a rounded and pointed shape; illuminated with metal argent and color azur; outlined with sable; and a Watercolor finish.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Azure, Menorah, Argent, Or, Horse and Dragon.

Style keywords: Pointed and rounded, Illuminated, Outlined in sable and Freehand.

Classification: Coat of arms, Interpreted, Civic and State of Israel.

Bearer: Israel.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Kingdom of Jerusalem

Argent, a cross potent cantoned of four crosslets potent Or.

Metal Or over metal Argent.

Argent, a cross potent cantoned of four crosslets potent Or.

Escudo de plata, una cruz potenzada cantonada de cuatro cruces potenzadas todas de oro.

Illuminated with lights and shadows and with a freehand finish.

Perhaps the most classic example of non-compliance with the heraldic rule of tinctures having metal Or over metal Argent.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Argent, One, Cross potent, Cross couped, Cantoned, Four and Or.

Style keywords: Freehand, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Semi-circular.

Classification: Interpreted and Civic.

Bearer: Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Separador heráldico

Pendón de Castilla y León

Banner Quarterly: 1 and 4 Gules, a castle triple towered Or, port and windows Azure, masoned Sable; 2 and 3 Argent, a lion rampant Purpure, armed and langued Gules, crowned Or.

Banner Quarterly: 1 and 4 Gules, a castle triple towered Or, port and windows Azure, masoned Sable; 2 and 3 Argent, a lion rampant Purpure, armed and langued Gules, crowned Or.

Pendón cuartelado: 1o y 4o de gules, un castillo de oro, aclarado de azur, mazonado de sable; 2o y 3o de plata, un león rampante de púrpura, armado y lampasado de gules, coronado de oro.

Pendón interpretado por mí como: un rectángulo de proporción entre su ancho y su alto de 5x6; el campo está esmaltado de tintas planas gules y plata; los 2 castillos y los 2 leones están iluminados; el león y su corona están delineados del campo; el castillo está mazonado de sable; y el conjunto tiene un acabado apergaminado.

Puede consultarse en el armorial para la coronación de [Eduardo IV de Inglaterra; 1461; columna 2, fila 25] un pendón de estas características, la razón de ello era la aspiración de Eduardo IV a este reino, aspiración procedente de sus predecesores.

Este armorial fue realizado por diferentes artistas y al que le correspondió hacer el pendón de Castilla y León parece que pintó los leones de oro, si bien este oro no es tan amarillo como el que esmalta los castillos, castillo que tienen 2 ventanas mínimas y una puerta aclarada de azur. Por esta diferencia de tonos entre leones y castillos cabría plantearse la hipótesis de una degradación de un esmalte púrpura original en un ocre.

Al comienzo del armorial también aparecen estos leones en una representación ecuestre de Eduardo IV donde un tono rosa podría recordar a un púrpura original y, por tanto, apoyar la hipótesis de la degradación.

Finalmente, hay una tercera aparición de estos leones en otro pendón que combina las armas de Castilla y León con las de Inglaterra. Donde el color de los leones es más parecido al del pendón que al de la representación ecuestre.


Blazon keywords: Quarterly, Gules, Or, Azure, Sable, One, Castle, Port and windows, Masoned, Argent, Purpure, Lion, Rampant, Armed, Langued, Crowned, Crown and Open royal crown.

Style keywords: Illuminated, Rectangular and Old parchment.

Classification: Interpreted, Civic, Flag, Banner of arms, Kingdom of Castile and Leon and Canting.

Bearer: Castilla y León.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Portugal

Argent, five escutcheons in cross Azure, each charged with five plates in saltire Argent; a bordure Gules, charged with seven castles triple-towered Or, 3, 2, and 2

Argent, five escutcheons in cross Azure, each charged with five plates in saltire Argent; a bordure Gules, charged with seven castles triple-towered Or, 3, 2, and 2

Escudo de plata, cinco escudetes en cruz de azur, cada uno cargado de cinco bezantes en sotuer de plata; una bordura de gules, cargada de siete castillos de oro, tres en jefe, uno en cada flanco y dos en punta

Illuminated and a leather finishing.

This coat of arms can be seen in [Avilés, T. de; XVI; página 16], [Bergshammars; 1440; page 4] and in [Lutzelbourg, N. de; 1530; page 37].


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Argent, Five, Escutcheon, In cross, Azure, Charged, Bezant and plate, Plate, In saltire, Bordure, Gules, Seven, Castle, Or, Three, In chief, One, In each flank and In base.

Style keywords: Leather, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Semi-circular.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted and Kingdom of Portugal.

Bearer: Portugal.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Scotland

Or, a lion rampant Gules, armed and langued Azure; a double tressure flory counterflory Gules.

Or, a lion rampant Gules, armed and langued Azure; a double tressure flory counterflory Gules.

Escudo de oro, un león de gules, armado y lampasado de azur; un trechor doble flordelisado y contraflordelisado de gules.

Illuminated and a leather finishing.

The blazon of this coat of arms is usually written with the heraldic term «within». I think it is not necessary because the lion can only be inside the double trechor. Using «within» the blazon is: «Or, a lion rampant Gules, armed and langued Azure, within a double tressure flory counterflory Gules».


Blazon keywords: Or, One, Lion, Gules, Armed, Langued, Azure, Double tressure, Flory, Counterflory and Whitin.

Style keywords: Freehand, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Pointed.

Classification: Civic, Kingdom of Scotland, Interpreted and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Scotland.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

The coat of arms of Csernely in 4 steps

Azure, a plough share points downward Argent between, on a base enarched Vert, two bell towers Argent, port and window Sable.

Azure, a plough share points downward Argent between, on a base enarched Vert, two bell towers Argent, port and window Sable.

This schema shows in 4 steps how I emblazon its coat of arms following the rule of 1/3 of the width of the coat of arms.


Blazon keywords: Azure, One, Plough share, Point downwards, Argent, Between, Two, Bell tower, Port and windows, Sable, Terrace in base and Vert.

Style keywords: Ogee, Outlined in sable, Freehand, Outlined, Plain tincture and Illuminated.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted, Coat of arms and Schema.

Bearer: Csernely.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Ukraine, pointed

Azure, a Tryzub Or.

Azure, a Tryzub Or.

Escudo de azur, un tryzub de oro.

Interpreted coat of arms: with a pointed shape; illuminated with metals or and color azure; outlined with sable; and an iridescent finish for the field and metallic of the tryzub.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Azure, Trident and Or.

Style keywords: Pointed and rounded, Illuminated, Outlined in sable, Iridescent and Soft metal.

Classification: Coat of arms, Interpreted, Civic and State of Ukraine.

Bearer: Ukraine.

 

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