Saxe-Altenberg

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German heraldic shield

Greater coat of arms of the former German duchy of Saxe-Altenberg

Blazons of arms depicted on the shield, left to right, top to bottom:

1. Azure a lion repassant barry argent and gules crowned or (Thuringe)

2. Gules an escarbuncle or in the center an escutcheon argent (Clèves)

3. Or a lion passant tail forked sable armed and langued gules(Meissen)

4. Or a lion repassant sable armed and langued gules (Juliers)

5. Or two palets azure (Landsberg)

6. Argent a lion passant gules armed, langued, and crowned or (Berg)

7. Azure an eagle displayed or (Palatinate of Saxe)

8. Sable an eagle displayed or (Palatinate of Thuringe)

9. Or semé des hearts proper a lion repassant sable armed, langued, and crowned gules (Orlamünd)

10. Argent a rose proper (Altenbourg)

11. Azure a lion passant per pale or and argent (Pleissen)

12. Argent three bars azure (Eisenberg)

13. Gules a horse salient argent (unknown)

14. Argent three stag’s attires gules (Angrie) 

15. Or a fess chequy gules and argent (La Marck)

16. Gules a bend sinister argent, perched thereon a raven sable (unknown)

17. Argent three chevronels gules (Ravensburg)

18. Gules a column argent crowned or (Römhild)

19. Or a cock sable crested, beaked, and legged gules upon a mountain vert (Henneberg)

20. This is most likely a flourish drawn in to fill the space, but if it is a charge, the most accurate blazon I can give is: Gules a lion’s tail nowed or

Honor point the arms of Saxe:  barry of ten sable and the first, a ducal coronet in bend vert crowned or 

Names of the duchies and enlarged versions of some found here.

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