Arms of Dechantskirchen, Austria


Granted 1974

Blazon: Per bend argent and vert, in chief a sheaf of wheat bendwise or surmounted by a sickle palewise of the first; in base a palm leaf of the second bendwise ensigned by a crown gules

The palm and crown represent the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the patron saint of the town, while the sickle and wheat allude to the importance of local farming.

Arms of Cádiz, Spain (province)

Blazon: Party of twelve; I gules on the sea in base barry wavy argent and azure, a castle triple-towered or, windowed of the third between two palms of the fourth (Algeciras); II azure on a bridge or over water in base barry wavy of the field and argent two columns tied by a banner of the last inscribed with “1820 Unión y Fuerza 1810” sable, in chief a triangle shining of the first charged with a human eye proper (San Fernando), III gules on a bridge argent over water in base barry wavy of the last and azure, three arches, all of the second (Arcos de la Frontera), IV gules a tower or windowed azure between two olive branches vert fimbriated of the second, on a bordure of the last the motto “De mi sale la Paz” sable (Olvera), V argent the figure of Hercules clad with a lion’s pelt and surrounded by two lions rampant, all proper, with club and mace sable at his feet, all within a bordure or inscribed with the motto “Hércules Fundador Gadium Dominatorque” sable, VI per fess in base argent and gules, in chief a castle of the last pendant therefrom a chain of three links with a key or (San Roque), VII or the figure of St. James the Apostle clad as a warrior riding a horse rampant all proper (Medina Sidonia), VIII barry wavy azure and argent, a bordure compony of gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile) and argent a lion rampant gules, crowned or (León)(Jerez de la Frontera), IX azure on the sea in base barry wavy argent and the field, a castle or windowed gules, ensigned with the figure of the Virgin of the Miracles sable, clad argent and shining or (El Puerto de Santa María), X azure a tower or windowed gules, between two lions rampant of the second on rocks proper issuant from the sea in base barry wavy argent and the field (Chiclana de la Frontera), XI argent on the sea in base barry wavy of azure and the field a tower proper ensigned by a molet of five points or, surmounted by a winged bull proper lying on a Gospel of the third (Sanlúcar de Barrameda), XII per pale argent a lion rampant gules crowned or (León) and or four palets gules (Aragon), all within a bordure azure charged with eight escutcheons or a fess of the field (Grazalema)

Supporters: Two columns entwined by a banner argent ensigned with the motto “Plus Ultra” sable

Arms of Teignbridge District Council, England

Blazon: Azure on a saltire argent another engrailed gules, surmounted by a croizer in pale, overall a mitre or; on a chief of the second over two barrulets wavy in base of the field a clapperbridge of three spans throughout proper

Crest: On a wreath of the colors in front of two palm trees proper a swan close naiant sable

Supporters: On the dexter a bay Dartmoor pony and on the sinister a gray mare each gorged with a garland of heather proper, pendant therefrom a cross tau or and resting the interior hind hoof on a tor, the whole upon a compartment* of moorland proper

Mantling: Argent lined azure

*Compartments are usually an artistic decoration that is not specified in blazon, but this particular achievement is an exception.


Talking about my country with my crowbabe reminded me how much I like tradition and history. GoT reminded me how much I like insignia.
Important municipal arms and other coat of arms throughout my life!
From the top:
Mariefred – my birthtown.
Strängnäs – the nearest “larger” town, where most of my friends studied.
Stallarholmen – gave me my appreciation of nature
Åkers styckebruk – developed my diving and swimming.
Eskilstuna – where I studied for three years in highschool
Södermanland County – where most of my life has taken place.
Stockholm – capitol of Sweden and my current place of residence
Greater Coat of Arms of Sweden

Mariefred: Azure a sun surmounted by the Virgin holding her Child or standing on a crescent fesswise argent

Strangnas: Or the figures of St. Peter on the dexter and St. Paul on the sinister, nimbed argent robed gules and cloaked vert, bearing in their sinister hands a key azure for St. Peter and a sword of the same for St. Paul

Stallarholmen: Or a selbåge* sable

Akers styckebruk: Sable a cannon palewise between two palm branches or

Eskilstuna: Argent an anvil sable issuant from a base wavy azure; issuant from a cloud nebuly of the third in the sinister chief point a dexter arm gules bearing a hammer of the second

Sodermanland County: Or a griffin rampant segreant sable, armed and langued gules

Stockholm: Azure the head of St. Erik crowned or


Blazon: Per quarterly by a cross or the first and fourth azure three crowns of the first, second and third bendy sinister wavy of the second and argent, a lion rampant crowned of the first armed and langued gules; in the fess point an escutcheon per pale, the first tierced in bend of the second, third, and fourth, a vase of the first; the second of the second issuant from the sea in base wavy a bridge with three arches and two towers of the third, in honor point an eagle reguardant wings displayed and inverted resting on thunderbolts of the first, in chief the constellation of the Big Dipper of the same

Supporters: Two lions rampant reguardant, colored as in the arms

Mantling: Purpre lined ermine

*Despite much Googling, my Swedish is nonexistent, and I have no idea what this implement is. If anyone knows Swedish or is familiar with this tool, please let me know.