Arms of Ebenthal in Kärnten, Austria

Ebenthal in Kaernten


Granted 1960

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV argent a raven rising, wings displayed and inverted sable, crowned and bearing in the beak a ring or, II and III per bend sinister gules and argent a fess in base sable

The second and third quarters seem to be the arms of the Neuhaus zu Greifenfels family, who built the local castle in 1566 and were acknowledged as “imperial lords” in 1636. However, they died out in the 18th century. The raven was added to the more geometric arms in the 16th century, possibly as an homage to St. Oswald of Northumbria. Legend has it that after Oswald’s death, a raven flew away with his arm to an ash tree, then dropped it on the ground. The ash tree became immortal, and a spring popped up where the arm fell, and both had healing properties.

Arms of Corby Borough Council, England

Corby Borough Council

Granted 1958

Blazon: Gules a cross patonce between four oak leaves each enfiled by a ducal coronet or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a raven wings addorsed and displayed sable, beaked, membered, gorged with a ducal coronet, and chained or, the dexter claw resting on a gad of steel proper

Mantling: Gules lined or

Motto: Deeds not words



German heraldic shield

Greater coat of arms of the former German duchy of Saxe-Altenberg

Blazons of arms depicted on the shield, left to right, top to bottom:

1. Azure a lion repassant barry argent and gules crowned or (Thuringe)

2. Gules an escarbuncle or in the center an escutcheon argent (Clèves)

3. Or a lion passant tail forked sable armed and langued gules(Meissen)

4. Or a lion repassant sable armed and langued gules (Juliers)

5. Or two palets azure (Landsberg)

6. Argent a lion passant gules armed, langued, and crowned or (Berg)

7. Azure an eagle displayed or (Palatinate of Saxe)

8. Sable an eagle displayed or (Palatinate of Thuringe)

9. Or semé des hearts proper a lion repassant sable armed, langued, and crowned gules (Orlamünd)

10. Argent a rose proper (Altenbourg)

11. Azure a lion passant per pale or and argent (Pleissen)

12. Argent three bars azure (Eisenberg)

13. Gules a horse salient argent (unknown)

14. Argent three stag’s attires gules (Angrie) 

15. Or a fess chequy gules and argent (La Marck)

16. Gules a bend sinister argent, perched thereon a raven sable (unknown)

17. Argent three chevronels gules (Ravensburg)

18. Gules a column argent crowned or (Römhild)

19. Or a cock sable crested, beaked, and legged gules upon a mountain vert (Henneberg)

20. This is most likely a flourish drawn in to fill the space, but if it is a charge, the most accurate blazon I can give is: Gules a lion’s tail nowed or

Honor point the arms of Saxe:  barry of ten sable and the first, a ducal coronet in bend vert crowned or 

Names of the duchies and enlarged versions of some found here.