Blazon: Sable on water in base barry wavy argent and azure, between two conger eels hauriant a tun of the second, thereupon a lion statant guardant or
Crest: On a wreath of the colors a demi-bear muzzled proper with the chain reflexed over the back and supporting a garb or
Mantling: Azure lined argent
Supporters: On the dexter a wolf rampant argent, on the sinister a lion rampant purpre armed and langued or, each gorged with a chain pendant therefrom two keys in saltire of the last
Motto: Sit tibi sancta cohors comitum (To thee be the band of comrades dedicated)
barry wavy, bear, chain, coat of arms, complete achievement, crest, eel, garb, Heraldry, keys, lion, mantling, motto, supporters, torse, tun, water, wolf
Mar · 05
Blazon: Argent issuant from a mount in base a tree proper, fructed with seven torteaux; on a chief or a demi-lion rampant double-queued gules
Blazon: Per pale I per fess i or a demi-wolf rampant issuant from the partition line gules armed argent and ii vert a bend wavy of the third, II paly of four of the last and the second
Duke of Étampes 1576*
Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV sable a lion rampant crowned or, armed and langued gules (Brabant), II and III lozengy in bend azure and argent (Bavaria)
*This was a ceremonial title given to John Casimir by Henry III as a reward for his support for the king. He kept the duchy for a few months before it returned to the crown.
Blazon: Per fess I per pale or five shacklebolts in saltire azure and the second two keys palewise interlaced in the bows and addorsed of the first; II of the second two stalks of wheat in saltire surmounted by an anchor argent
Blazon: Or a lion rampant gules, in the sinister paw a flower of the last, slipped and leaved proper
A Gentleman or a Nobleman is he, which is known, and through the heroical virtues of his life, talked of in every man’s mouth.
The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p4