Arms of Drosendorf-Zissersdorf, Austria

Drosendorf-Zissersdorf

Granted 1560

Blazon: Azure a city gate argent, roofed gules, in the center chief an escutcheon of the last a fess of the second (Austria); on a chief or, a double-headed eagle displayed gules.

The city was designated as an imperial city in 1278 after holding out for over a week while under siege from the army of the Bohemian king Ottokar II. Rudolf von Habsburg eventually instigated the Battle on the Marchfeld, where Ottokar II was killed. It seems likely that the escutcheon of Austria and/or the imperial eagle in the chief are due to the imperial city status.

Arms of Saffron Walden Town Council, England

Saffron Walden

Granted 1961

Blazon: Vert within a representation of town walls having a gateway between two towers argent three saffron flowers issuant from the battlements proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors on a chapeau gules turned up ermine a lion rampant azure grasping in the dexter paw a representation of the ancient mace of the Borough of Saffron Walden proper

Mantling: Vert lined or