Arms of Rene Potier


Count of Tresmes 1630-1648, duke of Tresmes 1648-1669 (1579-1670)

Blazon: Per quarterly I azure a bend argent* between two wyverns rampant or (Baillet), II or in the dexter corner of a chief gules an escutcheon of Montmorency, the dexter chief quarter argent a molet of five points sable (Aunoy), III or a cross gules between sixteen alerions azure (Montmorency), IV argent a chief gules surmounted by a lion rampant azure (Vendôme), overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure three dexter hands couped or surmounted by a quarter chequy of argent and the field (Potier)

*Although it is shown here as or, the blazon specifies argent.

Arms of Leicester City Council, England


In use since 1691; supporters added 1926

Blazon: Gules a cinquefoil pierced ermine

Crest: On a wreath of the colors a wyvern without legs argent wounded gules wings elevated and displayed ermine

Supporters: Two lions reguardant gules gorged with a ducal coronet suspended therefrom by a chain or a cinquefoil as in the arms

Mantling: Gules lined argent

Motto: Semper aedem (Always the same)

Arms of Carlisle City Council, England

Granted 1924

Blazon: Or on a cross paté between four roses gules, a fifth of the field; the shield ensigned by a mural crown of three towers or lined gules, the central tower pierced with a doorway of the last

Supporters: Two wyverns gules armed and langued azure, wings semé of roses or barbed vert

Motto: Be just and fear not

Arms of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, England

Granted 1974?

Blazon: Per saltire argent and azure a saltire parted and fretty counterchanged between in chief a bee volant and in base three papyrus plants palewise in fess proper, and on the dexter a ram’s head caboshed and a bull’s head caboshed or

Crest: On a wreath of the colors, a mural crown gules a wyvern reguardant wings expanded argent and charged on the shoulder with a cog-wheel azure

Supporters: On the dexter a bull reguardant argent gorged with a mural crown azure charged on the shoulder with a rose gules barbed and seeded proper; on the sinister a wyvern reguardant wings expanded of the first gorged with a mural crown of the third charged on the shoulder with a cog-wheel of the second

Motto: Forward in unity

To gothic fancy alone, we owe the introduction of gryphons, mermaids, wyverns, and harpies, which were congenial with the enchanted groves and the habitation of magicians, in a clime, where those romantic images were nurtured and encouraged.”
— From Inquiries into the Origin and Process of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dalloway, p45