Our Viscount may not wear any coronet (for he is called noble, but he may not be said princely).

– From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p133


Arms of South Northamptonshire District Council, England

South Northamptonshire

In use since 1974?

Blazon: Azure a lion rampant within an orle of garbs or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors from a coronet or a cock’s head gules combed and wattled of the first, all between two roses of the second barbed and seeded proper

Mantling: Azure lined or

Motto: Hora e sempre (Now and always)

Arms of Leicester City Council, England


In use since 1691; supporters added 1926

Blazon: Gules a cinquefoil pierced ermine

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a wyvern without legs argent wounded gules wings elevated and displayed ermine

Supporters: Two lions reguardant gules gorged with a ducal coronet suspended therefrom by a chain or a cinquefoil as in the arms

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Semper aedem (Always the same)

Arms of Boston Borough Council, England

Arms of Boston Borough Council, England

Granted 1974

Blazon: Or on a chevron azure three coronets each composed of crosses paté and fleurs-de-lis of the field; on a chief sable a garb between two pairs of windmill sails also of the field

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a demi-lion rampant or holding in the forepaws a wool-pack proper charged with a ram couchant or*

Supporters: Two mermaids proper crined and finned or upon a compartment of waves barry wavy azure and argent**

Mantling: Azure lined or

Motto: Serve with amnity

*The blazon specifies that the ram should be or, though the depiction here seems to be argent.

**Compartments are generally not described in the blazon, but this seems to be an exception.


Arms of Waltham Abbey Town Council, England

Waltham Abbey

Granted 1956

Blazon: Argent on a cross engrailed sable a lion’s head caboshed between four cross crosslets or

Crest: Out of a coronet of fleurs-de-lis or a demi-stag at gaze proper charged on the shoulder with a fountain and holding in the mouth a seaxe argent pommel and hilt or

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Sanctae nomine crucis (The Holy Cross by name)

Arms of Fenland District Council, England

Granted 1977

Blazon: Per fess or and sable, in chief siz palets azure, in base five palets of the first

Crest: Within a mural crown or an ancient three-masted ship in full sail or, the center sail of the arms

Supporters: Two Bengal tigers rampant proper gorged with a coronet and resting the interior hindleg on a garb fesswise or

Arms of Victor Amadeus I

Duke of Savoy 1630-1637 (1587-1637)

Blazon: Per quarterly I per quarterly i argent a cross potent between four crosses couped or (Jerusalem), ii barry of ten argent and azure, a lion rampant gules, armed, langued, and crowned or (Lusignan), iii or a lion rampant gules, armed, langued, and crowned azure (Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia), iv argent a lion rampant gules, armed, langued, and crowned or (Cyprus); II per pale gules a horse salient to the sinister argent (Westphalia) and barry of ten sable and or a ducal coronet in bend vert (Saxony), enté en pointe argent three crampets 1 and 2 gules (Angrie); III per pale argent biletté and a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules (Chablais) and sable a lion rampant argent, armed and langued gules (Aoste); IV per pale chequy of nine or and azure (county of Geneva) and argent a chief gules (Montferrat); overall in the fess point an escutcheon gules a cross argent (Savoy