Arms of Birmingham, England

Birmingham

Granted 1977

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV azure a bend of five lozenges conjoined or, II and III per pale indented or and gules, overall on a cross ermine a mitre proper

Crest: On a wreath or and azure issuant from a mural crown or charged with a Tudor rose a dexter arm embowed holding a hammer all proper

Supporters: On the dexter a figure representing Art proper vested argent wreathed with laurel vert tied by a riband gules, holding in the sinister hand resting on the shield a book bound of the last and in the dexter a palette with two brushes proper; on the sinister a figure representing Industry habited as a smith, holding in the dexter hand resting on the shield a cupel and in the sinister a hammer resting on an anvil all proper

Mantling: Azure lined or

Motto: Forward

Both coats quartered here were used by the de Bermingham family at various points in time. The family also quartered the coats, but in opposite quarters; the city changed the order for difference. The city was previously granted arms in 1889, which used a fess ermine instead of a cross, and a mural crown instead of a mitre. The supporters in the previous arms were also reversed, with Industry on the dexter and Art on the sinister.

mightyeternal:

Talking about my country with my crowbabe reminded me how much I like tradition and history. GoT reminded me how much I like insignia.
Important municipal arms and other coat of arms throughout my life!
From the top:
Mariefred – my birthtown.
Strängnäs – the nearest “larger” town, where most of my friends studied.
Stallarholmen – gave me my appreciation of nature
Åkers styckebruk – developed my diving and swimming.
Eskilstuna – where I studied for three years in highschool
Södermanland County – where most of my life has taken place.
Stockholm – capitol of Sweden and my current place of residence
Greater Coat of Arms of Sweden

Mariefred: Azure a sun surmounted by the Virgin holding her Child or standing on a crescent fesswise argent

Strangnas: Or the figures of St. Peter on the dexter and St. Paul on the sinister, nimbed argent robed gules and cloaked vert, bearing in their sinister hands a key azure for St. Peter and a sword of the same for St. Paul

Stallarholmen: Or a selbåge* sable

Akers styckebruk: Sable a cannon palewise between two palm branches or

Eskilstuna: Argent an anvil sable issuant from a base wavy azure; issuant from a cloud nebuly of the third in the sinister chief point a dexter arm gules bearing a hammer of the second

Sodermanland County: Or a griffin rampant segreant sable, armed and langued gules

Stockholm: Azure the head of St. Erik crowned or

Sweden:

Blazon: Per quarterly by a cross or the first and fourth azure three crowns of the first, second and third bendy sinister wavy of the second and argent, a lion rampant crowned of the first armed and langued gules; in the fess point an escutcheon per pale, the first tierced in bend of the second, third, and fourth, a vase of the first; the second of the second issuant from the sea in base wavy a bridge with three arches and two towers of the third, in honor point an eagle reguardant wings displayed and inverted resting on thunderbolts of the first, in chief the constellation of the Big Dipper of the same

Supporters: Two lions rampant reguardant, colored as in the arms

Mantling: Purpre lined ermine

*Despite much Googling, my Swedish is nonexistent, and I have no idea what this implement is. If anyone knows Swedish or is familiar with this tool, please let me know.