Arms of Cabezarados, Spain

Cabezarados

Granted 2002

Blazon: Per fess vert two plows or and of the last a man’s head couped proper

Although the arms of the city were granted fairly recently, a similar device seems to have been in use since the mid-nineteenth century. The arms are canting, “cabeza” meaning “head” in Spanish.

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Arms of Lezuza, Spain

Lezuza

In use since at least 1991

Blazon: Gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure between the pillars of Hercules argent, capitals and bases of the second, intertwined with two banners of the third, charged with the mottos on the dexter “Non Plus” and on the sinister “Ultra”* of the second, in base a stone road leading to the castle door in perspective of the fourth, thereupon six crows close in fess sable, in chief two heads couped and nimbed proper, all within a bordure of the fourth charged with the motto “Colonia Libisosanorum”** of the fifth

*Nothing further beyond

**Libisosa, an ancient city in the region. Ptolemy and various others refer to it in their writings.

Arms of Bienservida, Spain

Bienservida

In use since at least 1991

Blazon: Per fess I per pale gules two cauldrons in pale chequy or and sable, each containing twelve serpents, eight facing the exterior and four facing the interior proper and chequy of nine argent a lion rampant gules (León) and gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure (Castile)*; II argent a lion rampant bearing in its forepaws a man’s head couped and bearded gules

*The blazon specifies that the second, fourth, sixth, and eighth quarters contain Castile; I believe the blank eighth quarter in this rendition is an artist’s error.

Arms of Bury St. Edmunds Town Council, England

St. Edmunds

Granted 1606

Blazon: Azure three pairs of arrows in saltire argent each pair enfiled by an ancient crown or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a wolf sejant proper dexter paw upon a king’s head couped at the neck also proper crowned or

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Sacrarium regis cunabula legis (Shrine of the king, cradle of the law)

Arms of St. Edmundsbury Borough Council, England

Arms in use since 1606; no date known for the rest of the achievement

Blazon: Azure a representation of the Sword of St. Edmundsbury Borough Council in its scabbard proper between in fess two pairs of arrows in saltire argent each pair enfiled by an ancient crown or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors upon a grassy mount a wolf sejant proper dexter paw upon a king’s head couped at the neck also proper crowned or

Supporters: On the dexter a lion rampant chevronelly or and gules charged on the shoulder with a roundel gules fretty or, on the sinister an ounce* sable bezanté collared compony counter-compony argent and azure and charged on the shoulder with a roundel or fretty sable

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Sacrarium regis cunabula legis (Shrine of the king, cradle of the law)

*Snow leopard

William Ewert Gladstone

Arms of William Ewert Gladstone, Prime Minister 1862-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894 (1809-1898)

Blazon: Argent within an orle of eight martlets sable, a tresseure flory-counter-flory gules surrounding a man’s head couped and crowned with leaves proper, distilling three drops of blood of the third; in the dexter chief corner on a canton of field a dexter hand erect of the third