The Finer Points of Heraldry
byThis website is a continuation of my
Points of Heraldry. If you have not visited my first heraldry site, you
may wish to do so before continuing with this page.
More BlazoningThe five shields shown below are German in origin.
first shield is the arms of the German Emporer (Kaiser) and is: "Or, an Eagle
Displayed, Sable". The second shield is the arms of the town of Kybourg and
reads: "Gules, Abend Or, two Leopards passant of the last." The third shield
bears the arms of the city of Cronberg "Gules, second and third Vair (a two
color fur of blue and slver), in the first a Coronet, Or".
shields are more simple in design and that probably indicates they are older
towns. They represent the towns of Bachem and Daun respectively and are:
"Argent, Bend(s) Gules" (in English heraldry two bends are reduced in size and
the term applied is "Bendy"). "Or, Fretted Gules" (a Fret is made up of the
saltire and mascle or X and square).
Jean and Phillip Bourgogne share this coat armor except for a minor variation.
“Argent, first and fourth, Azure three Fleurs de lys Or, Bordure Argent and
Gules; second Sable a Lion rampant Or, third a Lion rampant Gules langued, armed
and crowned Or”. The only difference in the two is: “Bordure Argent and Gules
invected”. Invected is the scalloping effect on the bordure.
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