Arms of Lazio, Italy

Lazio

Granted 1984

Blazon: On an octagon vert charged with another argent, thereon another gules, a saltire party of five; in the center point per pale gules and azure an eagle displayed with wings inverted and crowned argent (Rome); in the dexter chief azure a lion rampant or holding a dagger azure, in chief two branches of oak and laurel ensigned by a circlet, in base two cornucopias conjoined in base, all proper (Frosinone); in the sinister chief, azure on a bend vert fimbriated or between in chief a tower on a mount in base proper and in base an anchor, three ears of wheat of the last (Latina); in the dexter base, gules between two bendlets or the letters SPQS, between each three annulets intertwined, all sable (Rieti); in the sinister base, per fess azure a lion passant guardant or on a base proper and gules a cross argent (Viterbo)

This is…. I don’t… okay. Okay, fine. I don’t have a good explanation for the octagon, or the arrangement of the arms in saltire, but okay. The eighties were a weird time, I guess. The thing is, the actual component coats are all pretty reasonable on their own, and it’s not uncommon for regional arms to incorporate the arms of their component cities/provinces/regions. (I plan on delving further into the individual provincial arms once we get to those provinces.) The arrangement here is just… something else. I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it before.

Arms of South Cambridgeshire District Council, England

South Cambridgeshire

Granted 1978

Blazon: Gules on a saltire ermine between in chief a cornucopia or replenished proper, in fess two garbs and in base the sails of a windmill of the third, a closed book of the field clasped and garnished of the last

Crest: On a wreath argent and gules on a mount vert a great bustard close between the legs two quill pens in saltire all proper

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Niet zonder arbyt (Nothing without work)

 

Arms of Huntingdonshire District Council, England

Granted 1937

Blazon: Barry wavy argent and azure, on a lozenge throughout vert between three garbs 1 and 2 in chief and a cornucopia palewise in base a fess embattled or

Crest: On a wreath argent and azure a lion rampant gules gorged with a collar flory counter-flory or and supporting a staff proper flying a banner vert bearing a hunting-horn stringed or

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: Labore omnia florent (By labor everything prospers)