Blazon: Per chevron wavy argent gules and vert, in dexter chief an orb ensigned with a cross crosslet or, in sinister chief two swords in saltire proper, points in chief, in base as many seaxes in saltire, points in chief of the last enfiled with a Saxon crown of the fourth
Crest: Within a Saxon crown or on a mount vert a lion statant of the first charged on the shoulder with a cinquefoil gules
Supporters: On the dexter a lion or supporting a staff gules with a banner vert charged with a balance of the first; on the sinister a dragon azure supporting a staff of the third with a banner of the second charged with three lilies argent
Mantling: Gules lined argent
Motto: Forward Together
Compartment*: A grassy mound divided by water argent charged with a pale wavy azure
This achievement is largely a combination of the arms of the former boroughs of Wembley and Willesden. The former contributed the seaxes, the Saxon crown, and the lions, while the latter contributed the orb, the swords (both symbols of King Athelstan), the cinquefoil, and the dragon.
*Compartments are usually left to the discretion of the artist, not specified in the blazon.
Blazon: Azure on a base a triple-towered castle or windowed gules in the dexter; in the sinister a knight armored bearing in the dexter hand a lance proper and in the sinister hand a banner of the third a cross argent mounted on a horse salient of the last saddled, bridled, and caprisoned also proper
The knight is potentially a reference to the Knights Hospitaller, who took control of the town in 1189 – the banner matches their arms. The name of the town is probably derived from the Arabic “Al-kasar,” or “fortified castle.”
[A]s nothing is more dishonorable and shameful to a Captain or general than the loss of his Banner, Standard, or Guydon, etc. so no service in field of greater worship,
and better worthy of reward, than to preserve the same from the hands and dishonor of the enemy.
– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p101
Blazon: Azure a bend wavy between two pairs of arrows in saltire each pair enfiled by an ancient crown or
Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of a clump of rushes proper issuant therefrom a demi-lion azure a dolphin argent
Supporters: On the dexter a dragon wings inverted and addorsed gules gorged with a mural crown and supporting a staff or flying a banner argent charged with a cross pommée of the first; on the sinister a like dragon of the second gorged with a mural crown of the first and supporting a staff of the second flying a banner of the first charged with two keys in saltire of the second
Blazon: Argent a cormorant close holding in the beak a branch of the seaweed called laver all proper
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, a coromorant wings elevated holding in the beak a branch of laver all proper
Supporters: On the dexter Neptune with his sea-green mantle, the waist wreathed with laver proper, on his head an Eastern crown or, in his exterior hand a trident sable, the interior supporting a banner of the arms; on the sinister a triton wreathed as the dexter and blowing his shell, his interior hand supporting a banner charged with a ship in full sail upon the sea in base, all proper, the banner staves or
Motto: Deus nobis haec otia fecit (“God has granted us this ease”)
This arrangement of Toledo’s arms was adopted in 2013.
Blazon: Per pale I per quarterly i and iv gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure (Castile), ii and iii argent a lion rampant purpre crowned or (León); II azure a crown or lined gules jeweled proper (Toledo)
The shield is displayed upon an eagle sable, crowned proper and wearing a collar of buckles or alternating with hurts flaming gules, a fleece of the second pendant, upon which the shield rests between two columns argent, capped and based or, crowned proper and standing on water barry wavy azure and argent, entwined with a banner gules emblazoned with the motto “Plus Ultra” or
Blazon: Party of eight; I per pale azure a bend between two annulets argent and gules a dexter arm embowed palewise proper, armored and holding a coin or, pointé in base of the first, a fleur-de-lis of the fourth (Molina de Aragón); II per pale azure a castle triple-towered on a mount in base, all proper and gules an eagle displayed sable, crowned or, and bearing in its claws a bone proper (Sigüenza); III per pale i azure a tower on a mount in base proper and ii per fess gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure and argent a lion rampant purpre, armed and langued gules, crowned or (Atienza); IV gules a croizer bendwise argent surmounted by a castle triple-towered on a mount in base ensigned with a representation of the Virgin Mary, all proper (Brihuega); V per quarterly i and ii per pale gules a castle triple-towered or and argent a lion rampant gules, ii and iii azure three fleurs-de-lis argent (Cogolludo); VI azure a tower on a mount in base proper with seven streams flowing downhill argent (Cifuentes); VII per pale i azure a bend between two fleurs-de-lis argent surmounted by a letter P of the field fimbriated gules and ii argent, in dexter chief a cross of Calatrava gules, in dexter base a skull and in sinister a sword in pale, point to the base, all proper (Pastrana); VIII per fess gules a castle triple-towered on a mount in base proper and azure two laurel wreaths argent (Sacedón); overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure semé of molets of five points, a crescent decrescent argent, on a mount in base a city wall proper flying a flag gules, being charged upon by a horse saliant sable, trappings or, bearing a knight armored argent and flying the banner of St. George also proper; at his back a battalion all proper (Guadalajara)
Blazon: Party of nine; I argent a cross of Calatrava* gules surmounted by a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Daimiel); II argent a letter M gules between two locks in base, bendwise and bendwise sinister sable, ensigned with a mural crown or, windowed of the third, in chief three trees eradicated proper fructed of the second (Manzanares); III vert a castle triple-towered or, windowed gules; IV argent a cross of Calatrava* gules surmounted by a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure, between two locks in base bendwise and bendwise sinister sable (Almagro); V argent a cross flory fitchy gules; in dexter chief and sinister base, two escutcheons or, four palets gules, in sinister chief a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure, in dexter base a lion rampant purpre, armed and langued gules, crowned or (Villanueva de los Infantes); VI per quarterly i gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure, ii argent a lion rampant gules, crowned or, iii argent a cross of Calatrava gules, iv gules two hammers in saltire or, in the fess point an escutcheon azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure gules (Almadén); VII per pale argent a cross of Calatrava gules and chequy of sable and the first within a bordure of the second charged with eight saltires couped or, pointé in base of the second, a barrel of the fourth (Valdepeñas); VIII argent on a Maltese cross umbrated an escutcheon azure, ona base a castle triple-towered or, windowed of the field, being charged by a knight proper mounted on a horse saliant argent, armored and bearing a sword also proper, his shield and banner gules a cross argent (Alcázar de San Juan); IX per quarterly i gules a cross of Calatrava gules, ii gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure, iii argent a tree growing from a base, all proper; iv argent on a hill above a lake in base proper, a tower or windowed sable; overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure, the figure of a king proper on his throne under an arch or supported by two columns argent, within a hexagonal wall of the second, door gules; all within a bordure of the last, eight castles triple-towered of the second, windowed of the field (Ciudad Real)
*A cross couped with the ends terminating in fleurs-de-lis; emblem of the Order of Calatrava, an order of monks-turned-warriors founded in 1157