A 15th Century German Armorial

These images are reproduced by courtesy of the University Librarian and Director, The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester (UK). The manuscript is Latin MS 28.
Note: Many devices were displayed at an angle in the manuscript, these images have been rotated for easy viewing. Blazons are my own.

Additional commentary about the blazons and identity of the devices by Brian M. Scott can be found here.


Azure, three crosses bottony fitchee Or and a bordure engrailed gules.

Azure, a cross argent between four fleurs-de-lys Or.

Checky argent and gules, a bordure azure bezanty.

Azure, a lion couchant and in chief two mullets Or.

Quarterly, 1 and 3: Sable a lion rampant argent; 2 and 4: Lozengy bendwise azure and argent.

comes du vtinch: Gules, a saltire argent.

Bartholomeus de la scala: Gules, a ladder argent.

Dominus conradus pair miles: Quarterly, 1 and 3: Argent a lion rampant sable; 2 and 4: Gules crusilly Or, a bird rising argent.

Ott pincznauuer: Argent, on a bend sable three bezants.

Stephanus miher: Per fess argent and azure.

Henricus absperger: Argent chape ploye per pale azure and gules.

Robertus fradenberger: Per fess argent and gules.

Dominus iohannes marx: Per fess sable and argent, two arms palewise embowed counterchanged.

Georgius hal: Argent, two eagle's legs inverted in saltire gules.

Vielandus svvelher: Barry argent and azure.

Ebrardus de freiberg: Azure, three bezants and a chief argent.

ffridericus schenk: Per fess sable and argent.

Erginger rechenberger: Gules, a rake argent.

Jacobus valfstrainer: Or, in pale two lions passant guardant gules.

Sifridus marschalk de oberndorf: Potent.

Vvaltherus de konigseik: Lozengy bendwise Or and gules.

Haupt marschalk de pappenhaim: Vair.

Sifridus marscalk de ganshaim: Potent.

Albertus wolfstainer: Or, in pale two lions passant guardant gules.

Engelhardus marschalk: Potent.

Cristoffulus layminger: Gules, on a fess argent a bar sable.

Johannes gumppenberger: Gules, on a bend argent three seeblatts vert.

flach piencznaier: Argent, on a bend sable three bezants.

Haimran haslanger: Per pale nebuly gules and Or.

Dominus wernherus de parsperg miles: Per fess gules and per pale argent and sable.

Cristan fraunberger: Gules, a pale argent.

Radulfus presinger iunior: Per fess embattled gules and argent.

Albertus iudman: Argent, on a bend azure three Jew's hats argent.

Stefanus pieffenhawser: Per chevron gules and sable a chevron argent.

Haimran muggentaler: Or, a marten salient sable.

fridrich von magenbuch: Or, a demi-ram gules armed sable.

Gules, on a chief argent a bendlet sable.

franes van steyn: Gules, on a bend gules three roses argent.

hilpolt mendorffer: Sable, a pale and a chief argent.

Dominus iohannes de beaufort c[a]ncellarius de sabaudia: Gules, a lion rampant argent. (the direction of the crest in the image indicates the artist may have reversed this device)

Dominus humbertus bastardus de sabaudia: Gules, on a cross argent five crescents azure.

Marchionnatus missenenses: Or, a lion rampant sable. (the direction of the flagpole in the image indicates the artist may have reversed this device)

Lantgrauius Duringe: Azure, a lion rampant barry gules and argent.

Marchinatus Origentalis: Or, two pallets azure.

Comitatus palatini saxonie: Sable, an eagle displayed Or.

Comitatus de orlemonde: Argent, a lion rampant sable. (the direction of the corresponding flag in the image indicates the artist may have reversed this device)

Burgrauis/us Alden/burchgencis: Argent, a rose gules seeded Or.

Barionatus ijsenburchgencis: Argent.

Barionatus plicenencis: Azure, a lion rampant Or.

lanscolot de bocheria: Vairy Or and gules, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.

Antonius de bocheria: Vairy Or and gules, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.

Per fess gules and chevronelly argent and azure, on a chief argent (possibly Or) an eagle displayed sable.

Special thanks to Brian M. Scott (Talan Gwynek), Brian dorcha ua Chonnaill, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Teceangl Bach, and anyone else who helped proofread blazons or identify the names.

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