Arms of Warwickshire County, England

Warwickshire

Granted 1931

Blazon: Gules a bear erect argent muzzled of the field collared and chained or supporting a staff raguly of the second, the chain reflexed over the back and encircling the staff; on a chief of the third three cross crosslets of the first; the shield ensigned with a mural crown or

Motto: Non sanz droict (Not without right)

The bear and staff have been used as symbols of the Earls of Warwick since at least 1268. One source gives their origin in medieval legend; the name of one Earl of Warwick, Arthgallus, was supposedly derived from “arthos,” or “bear”, and another was said to have used a broken tree branch to kill a giant. (There is no solid proof for either of these assertions.)

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Arms of Concino Concini

Concinio Concini

(1569-1617)

Blazon: Party of six; I and VI azure three mounts in base or surmounted by as many feathers argent, II and IV or a double-headed eagle displayed sable, III and V argent a chain in saltire sable

Concini was awarded the additional quarters with the eagle in 1610 as part of his ascension to Marquis de l’Ancre, though I am not sure of its origin. It does not seem to be related to the German arms.

Arms of the House of Concini

Concini

In use since 1496?

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV azure three mounts in base or surmounted by as many feathers argent*, II and III argent a chain in saltire sable

*Intentionally unclear; some depictions have one feather on each mount, while others show the three feathers grouped on the central mount.

There is not much information available on the Concini family, but they seem to have been Tuscan in origin, possibly descended from the Counts of Catenaia.

Arms of Viveros, Spain

Viveros

Granted 1962

Blazon: Per fess or seven trees eradicated palewise in fess vert, the alternate three shorter and gules a sword fesswise point to the dexter argent hilted and pommeled or within an orle of chain of the second

These are most likely canting arms, as “vivero” is Spanish for “garden center” or “nursery”; hence the seven trees.

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 Gabriel de Rochechouart

Rochechouart

Marquis of Mortemart 1643-1663, duke of Mortemart 1663-1675 (1600-1675)

Blazon: Party of eight I gules a crescent vair (Maure), II azure three fleurs-de-lis or surmounted by a bendlet couped gules (Bourbon), III gules nine mascles 3, 3, and 3 or (Rohan), IV barry of ten argent and azure, three chevronels gules (La Rochefoucauld); V argent a serpent nowed azure, crowned or, and devouring a child gules (Milan), VI gules a chain in saltire, cross, and orle or, charged with a center point vert (Navarre), VII gules a pale vair (des Cars), VIII ermine (Bretagne); overall in the fess point an escutcheon barry nebuly of six argent and gules (Rochechouart)