Arms of Almedina, Spain

Almedina

Granted 1993

Blazon: Or on a mount in base vert a castle triple-towered gules between two flags addorsed, the dexter of the second a crescent increscent argent and of the last a cross of Santiago of the third

The arms of Almedina are an excellent visual metaphor for the Reconquista: a castle between two opposing flags, bearing the symbols of the Almohad Caliphate and the Order of Santiago.

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Arms of Almansa, Spain

Almansa

In use since at least 1991

Blazon: Per pale azure a castle triple-towered or windowed gules on a base couped of stones proper, in chief two hands winged fingers to the interior argent, each bearing a sword point to the chief or and gules an obelisk argent between six flags addorsed 3 and 3, the chief and base or and the center of the second, in chief a lion rampant crowned and bearing a sword of the third

 

Arms of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, England

Southend on Sea

Granted 1915

Blazon: Azure on a pile argent between on the dexter an anchor on the sinister a grill and in base a trefoil slipped or a vase gules issuant therefrom a spray of lilies proper

Crest: Issuant from a mural crown gules the mast of a ship proper flying a flag argent a cross gules

Supporters: On the dexter a medieval fisherman holding in the exterior hand a net and on the sinister holding a book and a staff, all proper

Mantling: Azure lined argent

Motto: Per mare per ecclesiam (Through the sea, through the Church)

Arms of Zamora, Spain (province)

In use since 1833?

Blazon: Party of seven; I per pale or a bull counter-salient and argent a lion rampant gules, pointé in base vert (Toro); II argent on a bridge or over water in base barry wavy azure between two towers of the first windowed gules, a representation of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus, both crowned proper (Benavente); III argent an escutcheon barry azure and or charged with a sun in splendor of the last (Villalpando); IV gules two towers or windowed azure, pointé in base argent a lion rampant of the first (Alcañices); V azure a saltire between four fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure of the first charged with eight crescents argent (Puebla de Sanabria); VI or a castle triple-towered of the first masoned and windowed sable (Bermillo de Sayago); VII argent a double-headed eagle displayed sable armed gules, crowned proper, between two pennons addorsed in chief per fess of the field and the third (Fuentesaúco); overall in the fess point an escutcheon per pale i argent an arm armored proper issuant from the sinister holding a flag gules and ii argent on a base vert a pale wavy barry wavy argent and azure and a bridge between two towers proper (Zamora)