Arms of Ludwigsburg, Germany

Granted 1718; in use since 1495, though the arms may have indicated a larger region than the present town

Blazon: Azure a staff in bend sinister gules tipped with a spearhead and supporting a pennon or charged with an eagle displayed sable armed and langued of the second

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As if a Gentleman of coat-armor, shall marry a wife, of ungentle lineage, she enjoyeth by the courtesy of the laws, the name, title, and dignity, of her husband, but not the bearing of his Arms.

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p62