Arms of Schenkenzell, Germany


In use since 1958

Blazon: Azure a bull’s head caboshed argent, ringed between two molets of six points in fess or


Arms of West Lindsey District Council, England

West Lindsey

Granted 1974

Blazon: Vert a fess ermine of five spots between in chief an eagle displayed, wings inverted perched on a thunderbolt fesswise between two garbs or and in base on water barry wavy argent and azure a Viking ship of third, sails of the fourth

Crest: On a wreath vert and argent on a mount an oak tree proper fructed or bound thereto by a chain proper two anchors in saltire of the third

Supporters: On the dexter a Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn Bull and on the sinister a Lincoln Longwool Ram both guardant proper, each supporting a croizer or

Mantling: Vert lined argent

Motto: Strive for the gain of all

Arms of Bleiburg, Austria


Granted 1650; in use since 1322

Blazon: Azure on a base proper a winged bull passant or

The winged bull is a common symbol of St. Luke the Evangelist, but the connection between the saint and the town is unclear. The base in the representation above is not consistently depicted, and some versions include a banner reading “St. Lucas” instead.

Arms of Northamptonshire County Council, England

Arms of Northamptonshire County Council, England

Granted 1939

Blazon: Argent a rose gules barbed and seeded proper, on a chief of the second a fetterlock or between two roses of the first also barbed and seeded proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a falcon close argent gorged with a cord gules

Supporters: On the dexter a hart argent gorged with a collar and chain reflexed over the back sable; on the sinister a bull guardant of the last gorged with a collar and line reflexed over the back or

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Rosa concordia signum (The rose, symbol of peace)

Arms of Jean de Foix

Viscount of Narbonne 1468-1500, count of Étampes 1478?-1500* (1450-1500)

Blazon:  per quarterly I and IV or three palets gules (Foix), II and III or two bulls passant in pale gules, armed and collared azure (Béarn)

*The transmission of Étampes from the Bretagne/Brittany family to the Foix family is somewhat unclear; it may have something to do with the marriage of François II to Jean’s sister Margaret. Somehow, the county made its way back to Anne of Brittany c.1512, whether by inheritance or grant of the king.