Arms of Bertelmeu de Sudeley

Sudeley

From the Dering Roll (c. 1270-1300)

Blazon: Or two bendlets gules

The de Sudeleys appear to have been a respectable, though not especially large, family. This particular individual – Bartholomew – was born in 1254 and probably died sometime in 1280, definitely before June 29th. By 1269, he was a knight, and he served as the Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1272. His son, John, was created the 1st Lord Sudeley in 1299. However, the title died out when John’s great-grandson (also John) died childless in 1367.

Arms of Herdwangen-Schönach, Germany

Herdwangen-Schoenach

Granted 1974?

Blazon: Argent on a mount vert a castle in ruin gules, in chief on a point dexter sable a bendlet and a molet of six points of the field and in sinister chief a like molet of the fourth

The municipal arms incorporate elements of each of the three former towns that form the present-day Herdwangen-Schönach. The castle is from Großschönach (where it was a depiction of Ramsberg Castle), the molets from Herdwangen, and the bendlet from Oberndorf.

Arms of Herdwangen-Schönach, Germany

Herdwangen-Schoenach

Granted 1974?

Blazon: Argent on a mount vert a castle in ruin gules, in chief on a point dexter sable a bendlet and a molet of six points of the field and in sinister chief a like molet of the fourth

The municipal arms incorporate elements of each of the three former towns that form the present-day Herdwangen-Schönach. The castle is from Großschönach (where it was a depiction of Ramsberg Castle), the molets from Herdwangen, and the bendlet from Oberndorf.

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 the House of Boncompagni-Ludovisi

Boncompagni-Ludovisi

In use since 1681?

Blazon: Gules a demi-dragon rampant or, in base three demi-bendlets sinister of the last

The marriage of Gregorio Boncompagni and Ippolita Ludovisi in 1681 united the two houses in one. As the last surviving child of the Ludovisi family, Ippolita inherited her family titles and lands in 1701, and they became incorporated into the Boncompagni family.

Arms of Breitenstein, Austria

Breitenstein

Granted 1992

Blazon: Vert per bendlet wavy sinister argent, in chief a bridge of two levels, the chief of four arches and the base of two, and in base a ruin or

The ruins in the sinister base are those of Klamm Castle, dating from about 1220. The castle was apparently founded by a pair of robber baron brothers who were later overthrown by Matthias Corvinus in 1487. The bridge belongs to the Semmering Railway, which was constructed between 1848 and 1854.