Arms of Antoine II de Gramont-Touloujon

Count of Gramont 1572?-1643, duke of Gramont 1643-1644, lord of Bidache, count of Guiche and Louvigny, viscount of Aster, baron of Andouins and Hagetmau (1572-1644)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV gules three bars wavy or, II and III gules three bars gemelles argent; overall in the fess point an escutcheon quarterly i or a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules (Gramont), ii gules three arrows palewise in fess, points in base argent (Aster), iii or* a greyhound rampant gules, collared azure within a bordure sable semé of plates** (Aure), iv argent a chief indented azure

*Sometimes argent

**Sometimes bezanté

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Arms of Léon Potier

Duke of Gesvres and Tresmes 1670-1704 (1620-1704)

Blazon: Per quarterly I argent a lion rampant double-queued, armed, langued, and crowned or (Luxembourg); II azure between three fleurs-de-lis or a bendlet couped gules (Bourbon); III per pale, the first per quarterly i barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien); ii azure seme des lis or, a label of three points gules (Naples); iii azure seme des lis or within a bordure gules (Anjou); iv azure a lion counter-rampant or crowned gules (Gueldre); the second per quarterly i argent a cross pate between four crosses or (Jerusalem); ii or four palets gules (Aragon); iii or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules (Juliers); iv azure seme des cross crosslets fitchy, two fish hauriant addorsed or (Bar); overall a label of three points gules, in the fess point an escutcheon or on a bend gules three alerions argent (Lorraine) (the entire quarter for Guise); IV gules a cross argent (Savoy); overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure, three dexter hands or surmounted by a canton chequy argent and the field (Poiter)

Arms of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1932 (arms) and 1959 (supporters)

Blazon: Azure semé of cross crosslets three lozenges within a bordure or charged with three garbs and four double-headed eaglets azure alternately of the first

Crest: Issuant from a mural crown or a mount vert thereon a castle of two towers proper

Mantling: Azure lined or

Supporters: Two lions rampant argent gorged with a collar vairy gules and or pendant therefrom by a chain of the last, on the dexter a plate charged with a rose gules barbed and seeded of the second, on the sinister a hurt charged with a garb of the last

Motto: Anime et fide (With courage and faith)

Arms of Claude de Lorraine

Duke of Cheveuse 1606-1657 (1578-1657)

Blazon: Per quarterly; I and IV party of eight, i barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien), ii azure semé des lis or, a label of three points gules (Naples), iii argent a cross paté between four crosses or (Jerusalem), iv or four palets gules (Aragon), v azure semé des lis or within a bordure gules (Anjou), vi azure a lion counter-rampant or crowned gules (Gueldre), vii a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules (Juliers), viii azure semé des cross crosslets fitchy, two fish hauriant addorsed or (Bar), overall a label of three points gules, in the fess point an escutcheon or on a bend gules three alerions argent (Lorraine); II and III per quarterly i and iv per pale 1 gules an escutcheon argent surmounted by an escarbuncle or (Clèves) and 2 or a fess chequy gules and argent (La Marck), ii and iii azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgundy ancien)

Arms of Guadalajara, Spain (province)

Blazon: Party of eight; I per pale azure a bend between two annulets argent and gules a dexter arm embowed palewise proper, armored and holding a coin or, pointé in base of the first, a fleur-de-lis of the fourth (Molina de Aragón); II per pale azure a castle triple-towered on a mount in base, all proper and gules an eagle displayed sable, crowned or, and bearing in its claws a bone proper (Sigüenza); III per pale i azure a tower on a mount in base proper and ii per fess gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure and argent a lion rampant purpre, armed and langued gules, crowned or (Atienza); IV gules a croizer bendwise argent surmounted by a castle triple-towered on a mount in base ensigned with a representation of the Virgin Mary, all proper (Brihuega); V per quarterly i and ii per pale gules a castle triple-towered or and argent a lion rampant gules, ii and iii azure three fleurs-de-lis argent (Cogolludo); VI azure a tower on a mount in base proper with seven streams flowing downhill argent (Cifuentes); VII per pale i azure a bend between two fleurs-de-lis argent surmounted by a letter P of the field fimbriated gules and ii argent, in dexter chief a cross of Calatrava gules, in dexter base a skull and in sinister a sword in pale, point to the base, all proper (Pastrana); VIII per fess gules a castle triple-towered on a mount in base proper and azure two laurel wreaths argent (Sacedón); overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure semé of molets of five points, a crescent decrescent argent, on a mount in base a city wall proper flying a flag gules, being charged upon by a horse saliant sable, trappings or, bearing a knight armored argent and flying the banner of St. George also proper; at his back a battalion all proper (Guadalajara)

Unusual Patterns

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p190

These two coats represent patterns that do not appear, to the best of my knowledge, on any actual coats of arms. According to Ferne, they are exclusively French, but the only place they reliably occur is in heraldic texts.

Left: Argent, papelloné gules. Some sources translate “papelloné” as “feathered,” but since it is probably related to the French word for “butterfly,” it seems to refer to the scaled pattern of their wings.

Right: Or, mouchetté de gules, a plain cross in base sable. “Mouchetté” is slightly more gruesome; the term simply means “flecked” in French, but Ferne specifies that it is meant to represent “pieces of flesh torn off.” As far as I am aware, Ferne is the only heraldic writer to reference this pattern.