Arms of Bruck am Ziller, Austria

Bruck am Ziller

Granted 1973

Blazon: Per fess sable I and II per bend vert and argent

These are apparently canting arms; the fess is intended to represent a bridge (Brücke) crossing the river Ziller.


Arms of the House of Boncompagni-Ludovisi as Princes of Piombino

Princes of Piombino

In use since 1701?

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV gules three demi-bendlets sinister in chief or (Ludovisi), II and III gules a demi-dragon rampant or (Boncompagni), overall on a pale argent two keys in saltire, of the field and or, surmounted by an umbraculum shaded of the last and gules, all bound in cord azure (Piombino)

An alternate form of the Boncompagni-Ludovisi arms, incorporating the insignia of Piombino.

Arms of Arenas de San Juan, Spain

Arenas de San Juan

In use since at least 1989

Blazon: Per fess sable charged with a bar wavy azure, I per pale gules a tower or windowed of the second and of the third a Maltese cross argent, II of the second a wall of four towers of the fourth windowed and masoned of the first

The wall in the lower half of the arms presumably represents the local Roman observation tower. The town’s name derives from the sandy terrain (arenales) and its history with the Order of St. John, which is likely the source of the Maltese cross.

Arms of Rosengarten, Germany


In use since at least 1979

Blazon: Argent a chief dancetty and a rose gules, seeded or

The rose is clearly a canting reference to the city’s name, and the chief dancetty is a reference to the arms of Franconia (usually per fess dancetty gules and argent). The municipal website makes the somewhat dubious claim that the dancetty division line can be read as a garden fence, thus making the arms entirely canting.

The crown set on [the Queen’s] head, is called triumphant, and it is of gold, to signify her excellent Majesty; it is called triumphant, by reason that the like crown
in fashion and form was given to the Emperors and captains of the Romans in their triumphs over kings and nations.

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p141