Arms of Öhringen, Germany

In use since 1954

Blazon: Per bend gules and argent, a key bendwise sinister counterchanged


From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p192

Blazon: Gules an eagle displayed chequy or and azure

“Do you find fault with it, because the Eagle, is not borne to her nature… That consideration is too too childish: and therefore, you shall abandon it.” – Paradius, the herald

Arms of Provence ancien

(before 1246)

Blazon: Or four palets gules


Arms of Albacete, Spain (province)

In use since 1994

Blazon: Gules on the dexter two keys in saltire argent, joined in base by a chain sable (Alcaraz), on the sinister a winged hand or bearing a sword palewise proper (Villena); pointé in base argent a cross flory fitchy of the first (Santiago); overall in the fess point an escutcheon of the second, three towers 1 and 2 of the fourth windowed azure, in chief a bat of the third (Albacete)



None of the ordinaries have so uncertain an origin as the Chevron, which is so called from its expansion like the roof of a house, to which etymology Legh inclines when speaking of a person who bore three chevronels, ‘the ancestors of this coat hath built three great houses in one province.’

-From Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p457 (1793)


Arms of Niedernhall, Germany

Granted 1980

Blazon: Or the figure of St. Lawrence proper, habited argent, robed gules, and nimbed of the field; in his dexter hand a grill sable, in his sinister hand the Bible argent charged with a passion cross of the first


Arms of the county of Vermandois, France


Blazon: Chequy or and azure