Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV azure a bend of five lozenges conjoined or, II and III per pale indented or and gules, overall on a cross ermine a mitre proper
Crest: On a wreath or and azure issuant from a mural crown or charged with a Tudor rose a dexter arm embowed holding a hammer all proper
Supporters: On the dexter a figure representing Art proper vested argent wreathed with laurel vert tied by a riband gules, holding in the sinister hand resting on the shield a book bound of the last and in the dexter a palette with two brushes proper; on the sinister a figure representing Industry habited as a smith, holding in the dexter hand resting on the shield a cupel and in the sinister a hammer resting on an anvil all proper
Mantling: Azure lined or
Both coats quartered here were used by the de Bermingham family at various points in time. The family also quartered the coats, but in opposite quarters; the city changed the order for difference. The city was previously granted arms in 1889, which used a fess ermine instead of a cross, and a mural crown instead of a mitre. The supporters in the previous arms were also reversed, with Industry on the dexter and Art on the sinister.
Blazon: Or a bend sinister wavy between in chief a fleur-de-lis and in base two hammers in saltire azure
The bend sinister symbolizes the Gail river, and the hammers allude to the mining industry. The fleur-de-lis is borrowed from the arms of the house of Porcia, an Italian noble family who later served the Habsburgs. Legend has it an ancestor of the family went to France to seek permission to bear the fleur-de-lis in their arms, which was granted.
Blazon: Per pale gules two hammers in saltire sable and argent three pine trees eradicated vert
The charges refer to common industries in the region. The hammers stand for mining (primarily silver and iron), and the trees stand for forestry. The colors of the field come from the national arms of Austria.
Blazon: Per bend sinister wavy azure or and vert, in chief three stalks of wheat palewise in fess, in base a hammer palewise surmounted by two oak leaves in saltire counterchanged
The bend sinister refers to the river Lafnitz, while the other tinctures are drawn from the coats of arms of Styria (vert and argent) and Burgenland (or and gules). The rest of the charges are symbols of local industries: agriculture and forestry.
Blazon: Gules two warhammers addorsed argent, on a chief of the second three roses of the field
The hammers are from the arms of the Lords of Reinsberg, and the roses are derived from the arms of the Lords of Bilriet. The former owned a town that was later incorporated into Wolpertshausen, while the latter owned the original municipality.
Blazon: Per fess argent a cross of Calatrava gules and azure a bunch of five lilies of the first between four hammers in saltire, 2 and 2 or
The lilies may have been included due to their association with the Virgin Mary, as the town’s church is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. The hammers probably reflect the importance of the mining industry in the area.
Blazon: Per quarterly I gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure (Castile); II argent a lion rampant gules, armed, langued, and crowned or (Léon); III argent a cross of Calatrava gules; IV gules two hammers in saltire or; overall in an escutcheon azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure gules(Anjou moderne)
The hammers are likely a reference to the importance of mining in the town’s history. Almadén was a major source of mercury and cinnabar since Roman times. Carlos III established an Academy of Mining in the region in 1777. The name of the town is derived from the Arabic “hisn al-ma’din”, or “fort of the mine.” The cross probably reflects Alfonso VII’s grant of the region to the Order of Calatrava in 1168.