Arms of Marie de’Medici

Medici

(1575-1672)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV o five torteaux in orle, in chief a roundel of France (Medici), II and III gules a fess argent (Austria)

These are Marie’s arms from before her marriage. In a classic example of quartering, the first and fourth quarters display the arms of her father, Francesco I de’Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, while the second and third come from her mother, Archduchess Joanna of Austria. Since both parents were armigers, all of their children would have been entitled to bear their arms quartered. Upon marrying King Henry IV of France, she would have quartered his arms in the first and fourth quarters with the above arms in the second and third.

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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

Arms of Teruel, Spain (province)

Granted ?

Blazon: Per quarterly I or four palets gules (Aragon); II azure a bull statant, in chief a molet eight points argent (El Toro); III argent a representation of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus proper seated on a throne or lined gules (Albarracín); IV argent a castle triple-towered between two reeds palewise proper (Alcañiz); overall in the fess point a roundel gules charged with St. George armored proper, cloaked and nimbed or, mounted on a horse salient argent, saddled proper, bridled and harnessed of the second, trampling on a dragon vert

 

Arms of Salamanca, Spain (province)

In use since 1996

Blazon: Per quarterly, I azure three columns or 2 and 1 (Ciudad Rodrigo), II azure five bees volant in saltire or (Béjar), III argent five castles in saltire or, masoned sable, windowed azure (Peñaranda de Bracamonte), IV argent a sword in bend sinister proper surmounted by a feather in bend gules, in chief a passion cross paté azure (Vitigudino); overall a roundel per pall, i argent two lions’ heads combatant issuant from the partition line proper langued gules, ii argent on a bridge proper dexter a bull passant sable and sinister a tree eradicated vert, iii or four palets gules within a bordure azure charged with eight crosses paté argent (Salamanca)

Arms of Alfonso XIII

King of Spain 1886-1931* (1886-1941)

Blazon: Tierced per fess; I per pale i per pale per saltire a. and d. Aragon, b. and c. argent an eagle displayed sable, armed and langued gules (Sicily) and 2 argent a cross potent between four crosses couped or (Jerusalem), ii per pale 1 gules a fess argent (Austria) and 2 azure semé de lis or within a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgundy ancien); II per pale i or six fleurs-de-lis azure in orle (Farnese) and ii or five torteaux in orle, in chief a roundel of France (Medici); III per pale i bendy of six or and azure within a bordure gules (Burgundy moderne) and ii sable a lion rampant crowned or, armed and langued gules (Brabant), pointé per pale or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders) and argent an eagle displayed gules armed and langued or (Tyrol); overall an escutcheon per quarterly I gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile), II argent a lion rampant gules crowned or (León), III or four palets gules (Aragon), IV gules a chain in orle, cross, and saltire charged with a center point vert (Navarre), enté en point argent a pomegranate proper seeded gules, slipped and leaved vert (Granada) and charged in the fess point with an escutcheon an escutcheon azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure gules (Bourbon-Anjou)

*He started bearing this particular version of the arms only in 1931.

Arms of Charles III

Duke of Parma and Piacenza 1731-1734, King of Naples and Sicily 1734-1759, King of Spain 1759-1788 (1716-1788)

Blazon: Tierced per fess; I per pale i per pale 1 or four palets gules (Aragon) and 2 per saltire a. and d. Aragon, b. and c. argent an eagle displayed sable, armed and langued gules (Sicily), ii per pale 1 gules a fess argent (Austria) and 2 azure semé de lis or within a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgundy ancien); II per pale i or six fleurs-de-lis azure in orle (Farnese) and ii or five torteaux in orle, in chief a roundel of France (Medici); III per pale i bendy of six or and azure within a bordure gules (Burgundy moderne) and ii sable a lion rampant crowned or, armed and langued gules (Brabant), pointé per pale or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders) and argent an eagle displayed gules armed and langued or (Tyrol); overall an escutcheon per quarterly I and IV gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile); II and III argent a lion rampant gules crowned or (León), enté en point argent a pomegranate proper seeded gules, slipped and leaved vert (Granada) and charged in the fess point with an escutcheon an escutcheon azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure gules (Bourbon-Anjou)