Former arms of Albacete, Spain (province)

In use 1956-1994

Blazon: Party of eight: I argent three towers 2 and 1 or, windowed azure, in chief a bat displayed sable (Albacete); II argent an eagle displayed sable charged on the breast with an escutcheon of the field per quarterly, i and ii a fleur-de-lis or, iii and iv a lion rampant of the second (Yeste); III gules a castle triple-towered argent, windowed azure between two keys palewise of the second joined by a chain sable, all within a bordure of the second charged with the motto “Clavis hispanise e caput tottus estremadurae”* of the fourth (Alcaraz); IV vert a castle triple-towered argent windowed azure between in chief two eagles volant respectant, wings addorsed and inverted sable and in base two stags springing respectant proper (Chinchilla); V argent a castle triple-towered proper windowed azure between two lioncels rampant combatant, in chief issuant from a marquise’s coronet an arm embowed armored and holding a sword, all proper (Hellin); VI azure a tower argent masoned and windowed sable between an R in dexter and an F in sinister of the second (La Roda); VII gules an obelisk or (Casas Ibañez); VIII per pale i azure a castle or triple-towered windowed gules on a rocky mount couped proper, in chief two winged hands argent bearing swords palewise of the second and ii gules an obelisk bearing six flags argent, in chief a lion rampant proper crowned or (Almansa); overall in the fess point an escutcheon per fess, I per pale i gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure (Castile) and azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure gules (Bourbon-Anjou), II argent three towers 2 and 1 or, windowed azure, in chief a bat displayed sable (Albacete)

*Roughly, “the key to Spain and the outermost reaches”