Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Little More Heraldry in Heidelberg

Okay, barring something unforeseen (like me finding some more photographs of heraldry in the city that I just have to share with you!), this should be the last installment of some of the heraldry that we saw in the city of Heidelberg during our stay there last fall.


Every time I look at this display of heraldry I see something new.  I love the "realistic" depiction of the ermine tails on the mantle.  And the inescutcheon of Bavaria with a smaller inescutcheon denoting the King of Bavaria as a Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.  And the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece.  Among other things.

The armorial display above is a great example of the German use of multiple crests to go with (at least some of) the quarters in the arms.

A beautifully simple coat of arms!

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