Arms of Boston Borough Council, England

Arms of Boston Borough Council, England

Granted 1974

Blazon: Or on a chevron azure three coronets each composed of crosses paté and fleurs-de-lis of the field; on a chief sable a garb between two pairs of windmill sails also of the field

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a demi-lion rampant or holding in the forepaws a wool-pack proper charged with a ram couchant or*

Supporters: Two mermaids proper crined and finned or upon a compartment of waves barry wavy azure and argent**

Mantling: Azure lined or

Motto: Serve with amnity

*The blazon specifies that the ram should be or, though the depiction here seems to be argent.

**Compartments are generally not described in the blazon, but this seems to be an exception.


Arms of Madrigueras, Spain


In use since at least 1991*

Blazon: Per bend gules an ancient balance* argent and of the last a bunch of grapes slipped and leaved proper, in chief an ear of wheat slipped and leaved vert; all within a bordure gules, charged with a castle triple-towered or windowed azure in the dexter chief and sinister, a lion rampant in the sinister chief and dexter, and a fleur-de-lis in base of the fourth

*The blazon in the source from 1991 specifies that the charge in the first section of the shield is a molet of eight points argent, but the depiction shown here is also used on the municipality’s website. This suggests that either the source cited is inaccurate or the blazon has changed since 1991, but I have no further information. The charge appears to be a balance; the top hook would have been held steady, while the object being weighed would be hung on the other hook, and the weight moved along the scaled bar until the two weights balanced.