Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Cadenas y Vicent, V. de; 1975

Vicente de Cadenas y Vicent, Dean King of Arms, «Fundamentos de Heráldica (Ciencia del Blasón)», Instituto Salazar Castro (C. S. I. C. Higher Center for Scientific Research), edited by Ediciones Hidalguía, 212 pages, Madrid, 1975.

Edition of 1994, Dean King of Arms

Bibliographical reference of century XX.

Classification: In black and white.

Author: Cadenas y Vicent, Vicente de.

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

García-Mercadal y García-Loygorri, F.; 2012

Fernando García-Mercadal y García-Loygorri, «La Regulación Jurídica de las Armerías: Apuntes de Derecho Heráldico Español», [Emblemata; 2012; pages 259-297], Volume 18th, Aragonesa de Emblemática Magazine, ERAE, Fernando El Católico Institution, ISSN 1137-1056, Zaragoza, 2012.

Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Classification: Article.

The author is García-Mercadal y García-Loygorri, Fernando.

The following article cites this bibliographic reference:

External resource:

Internal resources: GarciaMercadalF2012.Regulacion.pdf.

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You can have your own coat of arms

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Everyone is able to get their own coat of arms, this is so in Spain and many other countries of the world and the way to get it is very simple.

The most direct way to possess a coat of arms is to create it and adopt it as your own.

However there are other ways of acquiring it, for example, inheritance, concession, acquisitive prescription, some already impossible such as capture in combat and other illusories, such as to believe that we had bought one in series equal to that people with a similar surname, when our coat of arms, as it is our own signature, is something absolutely personal.

In order to create your own coat of arms you can count on my help. Your coat of arms has to represent and be a reflection of your ideals, goals, motivations or what you want to express, but also have to follow the heraldic rules of the coat of arms and it must also follow the heraldic rules of blazon and be created with artistry and skill, and that is what I take care of.

While creating the coat of arms I follow a heraldic creation methodology that starts from the customs initial wishes and ideas about their future coat and follows a process of advancement and refining until its definitive creation.

A coat of arms is described by its blazon and admits different forms of artistic expression. Thus, a coat of arms and its blazon are something much richer and freer than the logo concept. All logos are registred and therefore restricted to severe standards in terms of colors, shapes and dimensions, which leaves no room for creativity.

Nevertheless, when a blazon is said to be «a Unicorn Argent, salient», each artist can create a different unicorn in a more or less stylized jumping attitude and where their silver color can be chosen from a wide range of light grays and even many types of white.

Therefore, your new personal shield created with my help can later be interpreted by other artists that provide other different and enriching visions, and can also be portrayed on different media such as paper, wood, metal, etc. In turn, if you already have armories of your own, I would be delighted to carry out my own interpretation of them.

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Artistic style

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My style as a heraldic artist could be drawn with three terms: clear, symbolic and methodic.

  • It is clear because my work searches pieces which transmit energy and vital force to the owner and its relatives. I think that a coat of arms should be a source of light and joy and an expression of freedom. That's why in my heraldic creative process I do prefer to get inspiration in early stages of the heraldic history and protray that freshness to the present.
  • It is symbolic because coats of arms must be a representation of its bearer, his/her ideals, goals, motivations, history and anything he/she might want to display. Thus, the creation of a coat of arms should encompass all the signifieds brought by the future owner together with its signifiers, the blazon heraldic rules and the art contributed by the heraldic artist.
  • It is methodical because heraldic art is founded on a science, the so called «science of heraldry». This systematic knowledge has its principles, its composition rules and its own formal language all of those the true foundations of my artistic methodology. The method must not be considered disincentive to creativity, but a fair support and a guarantee of the professional work.

This brief description of my artistic style is detailed in the following series of articles where there's a broader insight in my methodology, my artistic techniques and my track both artistic and personal.

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Emblemata; 1997

Baron of Valdeolivos Emblematic Chair, of the Fernando el Catolico Institution, of the Centre of Scientific Research (C. S. I. C.) and of the Government of Zaragoza, «Emblemata», Volume 3rd, Emblemata Aragonese Magazine about Emblems (E. R. A. E.), 480 pages, 116 pictures, 2 maps, ISSN 1137-1056, Legal deposit Z.3.937 1996, printed by the Cooperativa de Artes Gráficas Librería General, Zaragoza, 1997.

Bibliographical reference of century XX.

Classification: Magazine and Castilian language.

The author is Cátedra de Emblemática Barón de Valdeolivos.

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Legal notice and data privacy

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The legal disclaimer of the heraldic domain, which is also applicable to all its associated heraldry domains, consists of the following sections:

About the privacy policy of the heraldic domain and its associated heraldry domains you can read the following sections:

Identification data of the holder of and its associated heraldry domains:

  • Owner: Doctor Antonio Salmerón Cabañas.
  • VAT number: ES 05262452Y.
  • Registration code in the AGPD number: 2093060094.
  • Contact email: .
  • Domain address:
  • You can check alternative domains with similar content in associated heraldry domains.
  • Postal address: Paseo de la Castellana 135, 7th floor, 28046 Madrid, Spain.
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Available indexes

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List of all available indexes on heraldry available in English.

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Sigue por: Emblemata; 1996.


Dr. Antonio Salmerón y Cabañas,
Paseo de la Castellana 135, 7th floor,
28046 Madrid, Spain.