Arms of Breitenbach am Inn, Austria

Breitenbach am Inn

Granted 1963

Blazon: Sable a fess wavy argent, overall a fish embowed counterchanged

The fess represents the river Inn, and the fish represents the historical importance of the fishing industry to the town’s economy.

All right, it’s not the most creative choice of charges out there, but man, I love a good counterchange. And this is a good one. It makes it look like the fish is actually jumping out of the fess wavy that everybody and their vassal uses to represent a river. Plus the black and white means it’s super easy to represent in a variety of media – ink, stone, enamel, all the things you’d want to use to depict your coat of arms. So what if it’s not the most beautiful drawing of a fish I’ve seen in the past half hour? These are some Good Arms.


Arms of Breitenau, Austria


Granted 1990

Blazon: Per fess or vert and azure, three ears of wheat of the first surmounted by a four-spoked cogwheel sable

The wheat and cogwheel presumably refer to area industries (agriculture is still important in the area), but I cannot find any concrete information on their origins.

Arms of Braunstone Town Council, England


Granted 1976

Blazon: Gules on a fess wavy azure fimbriated or between in chief a maunch argent between two bezants and in base a cross paté argent, two shovellers close of the last

Crest: On a wreath argent and gules a stag statant resting its dexter leg on a mound of stones, all proper

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Spectemur agendo (Let us be judged by our actions)

Arms of Bourne Town Council, England


Granted 1953

Blazon: Or on a fess azure between in chief three torteaux and in base a Wake knot gules, a bar wavy argent

Crest: On a wreath of the colors issuant from the battlements of a tower gules a demi-lion ermine holding between the paws an escutcheon azure charged with a fleur-de-lis argent

Mantling: Azure lined or

Motto: Vigila et ora (Watch and pray)

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