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.


Argent, three lion's heads couped gules, von Schweighelt (183).

Argent, three lion's heads erased gules, von Zerbst (168).

Argent, three lion's heads erased gules, a trimount Or, die Ulsteter (208).

Per fess gules and argent, in chief two lion's heads crowned Or, die Rebstöck (192).

Quarterly 1st and 4th barry sable and Or, 2nd and 3rd argent, a lion's head erased gules, von Schellenberg (110).

Quarterly 1st and 4th gules, on a bend argent an arrow inverted sable, 2nd and 3rd argent, three lion's heads couped gules, die Schrencken von Notzing (87).

Quarterly 1st and 4th per pale gules and argent, 2nd and 3rd gules, a lion's head cabossed Or, von Bünaw (155).

Quarterly 1st and 4th per saltire Or and sable, in pale two leopard's heads and in fess two fleurs-de-lys counterchanged, 2nd and 3rd gules, a bend sinister argent, overall an escutcheon Or charged with a dog rampant sable atop a trimount azure, Unverzagt (33).

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