Arms of Toledo, Spain (province)

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

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Arms of Guadalajara, Spain (province)

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)

Arms of Ciudad Real, Spain (province)

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

Arms of Cádiz, Spain (province)

Blazon: Party of twelve; I gules on the sea in base barry wavy argent and azure, a castle triple-towered or, windowed of the third between two palms of the fourth (Algeciras); II azure on a bridge or over water in base barry wavy of the field and argent two columns tied by a banner of the last inscribed with “1820 Unión y Fuerza 1810” sable, in chief a triangle shining of the first charged with a human eye proper (San Fernando), III gules on a bridge argent over water in base barry wavy of the last and azure, three arches, all of the second (Arcos de la Frontera), IV gules a tower or windowed azure between two olive branches vert fimbriated of the second, on a bordure of the last the motto “De mi sale la Paz” sable (Olvera), V argent the figure of Hercules clad with a lion’s pelt and surrounded by two lions rampant, all proper, with club and mace sable at his feet, all within a bordure or inscribed with the motto “Hércules Fundador Gadium Dominatorque” sable, VI per fess in base argent and gules, in chief a castle of the last pendant therefrom a chain of three links with a key or (San Roque), VII or the figure of St. James the Apostle clad as a warrior riding a horse rampant all proper (Medina Sidonia), VIII barry wavy azure and argent, a bordure compony of gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile) and argent a lion rampant gules, crowned or (León)(Jerez de la Frontera), IX azure on the sea in base barry wavy argent and the field, a castle or windowed gules, ensigned with the figure of the Virgin of the Miracles sable, clad argent and shining or (El Puerto de Santa María), X azure a tower or windowed gules, between two lions rampant of the second on rocks proper issuant from the sea in base barry wavy argent and the field (Chiclana de la Frontera), XI argent on the sea in base barry wavy of azure and the field a tower proper ensigned by a molet of five points or, surmounted by a winged bull proper lying on a Gospel of the third (Sanlúcar de Barrameda), XII per pale argent a lion rampant gules crowned or (León) and or four palets gules (Aragon), all within a bordure azure charged with eight escutcheons or a fess of the field (Grazalema)

Supporters: Two columns entwined by a banner argent ensigned with the motto “Plus Ultra” sable

Arms of Melilla, Spain

Blazon: Azure two baskets in pale chequy gules and or, each containing fourteen demi-serprents proper, all within a bordure compony of gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile) and argent a lion rampant gules, crowned or (León)

Crest: Issuant from a crown proper, a tower or windowed azure; issuant therefrom a knight proper, armored argent, robed gules, in the dexter hand a dagger proper

Supporters: Two columns entwined by a banner argent ensigned with the motto “Non Plus Ultra” sable

Motto: Praeferre Patriam Liberis Parentem Decet (“It is good for a parent to put his fatherland before his children.”)

 

Guy Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, and Piers Gaveston, earl of Cornwall

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From Inquiries into the Process and Origin of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dalloway, p130

Engraving of Guy Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, standing over the beheaded corpse of Piers Gaveston, earl of Cornwall, 1330. Taken from the Rous Rolls. Gaveston’s shield bears his arms (vert six eaglets displayed or, 3, 2, and 1). Beauchamp’s banner, which is possibly sable an orle argent, is not his coat of arms; it may be a mark of cadency.