An Ordinary of Siebmacher's Wappenbuch

by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael)

© 2012-2018 Sara L. Uckelman; all rights reserved
Last updated 25Oct18

This is an ongoing project to create an exhaustive ordinary of Johann Siebmacher's Wappenbuch from 1605. I am working from the digitization of it available here. If you find any error, please let me know. As a work in progress, it will be updated as I have time.

All blazons are my own. Note that in some cases, shields with a helmet facing sinister have had their arms reversed as well (e.g., a bend is displayed as a bend sinister, the tinctures of the field reversed, etc. So if you think you've found an error, double check the helm on top!) Each blazon is identified with the name of the owner as it appears in Siebmacher, with these conventions: I have transcribed vocalic v as u, and expanded , Gē:, and to en, genannt, and Von, respectively. The number in parentheses is the plate number on which the arms occur.

LEG - Beast

Argent, a bear's arm couped sable, die Stangen (145).

Argent, a pair of bear's arms couped sable, von Gleichen (145).

Argent, two bear's arms couped in saltire sable, von der Harte (68), von Zeyern (108).

Or, two bears jambes couped in saltire sable, von Wellenberg (198).

Per fess quarterly 1st gules, two lions Or, 2nd Or semy of roses gules, a lion azure, 3rd azure, a lion argent, 4th gules, a lion Or within a bordure compony argent and azure, and per pale quarterly 1st and 4th Or, two bear's jambes addorsed sable, 2nd and 3rd gyronny gules and argent, a chief barry argent and gules, and per fess azure and argent, a lion argent and an eagle gules, Braunschweig Lünenburg (5).

Per pale azure and argent, in dexter a bear's jambe couped sable, von Lütticz (70).

Quarterly 1st and 4th azure, on a fess Or a rose gules, 2nd and 3rd bendy gules and argent, overall an escutcheon argent charged with three jambes bendwise in bend sinister sable, von Egk (81).

Quarterly 1st and 4th per fess sable and gules, three mullets of six points argent, 2nd and 3rd per pale argent and sable, two lion's jambes erased counterchanged, die Fierer (35).

Sable, a lion's jambe issuant from sinister canton Or, die Seitzen (214).

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