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Rietstap, J. B.; 1861

Plates 5, 6, and 7 and letter A de Johannes Baptista Rietstap, 1884-1887

Johannes Baptista Rietstap, «Armorial général, précedé d'un Dictionnaire des termes du blason», edited by Gerrit Benjamin van Goor, 2 volumes, Volume I from A to K, 1149 páginas, Volume II from L to Z, 1316 páginas, Gouda, 1861.

Armorial général, Johannes Baptista Rietstap

Bibliographical reference of century XIX.

Classification: French language.

The author is Rietstap, Johannes Baptista.

Bibliographic reference mentioned in the following articles:

External resources:

Internal resources: RietstapB1861.10.ArmorialGeneral.A.Z.txt in ASCII format in French with 126,068 blazons, RietstapB1861.10.ArmorialGeneral.A.Z.doc in Word format in French, RietstapB1861.11.ArmorialGeneral.A.K.pdf in PDF format in French and RietstapB1861.12.ArmorialGeneral.L.Z.pdf in PDF format in French.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azure, a bendlet Argent between six fleurs de lis Or.

From 1992 to 1998

Azure, a bendlet Argent between six fleurs de lis Or.

Illuminated with lights and shadows and with a metallic and iridescent finish.

Coat of arms of Stephen Tvrtko I (circa 1338-1391) of the House of Kotromanic and 1st King of Bosnia and it was also the coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1998.

The bendlet is a diminished piece. It is called bendlet («cotiza» in Castilian, «cotice» , and «cotissa» in Italian «cotice» in French, and «cotissa» in Italian) a diminished bend, narrower, reduced to 1/2 (as in this case) or to 1/3 of the width of a normal bend. Remember that the width of the bend is usually 1/3 of the width of the coat of arms, therefore the width of the bendlet is between 1/3 * 1/2 = 1/6 and 1/3 * 1/3 = 1/9 of the width of the coat of arm.

Stephen Tvrtko I of Bosnia, from the House of Kotromanic, was a vassal of Louis I of Hungary. Louis I or Louis of Anjou, known as «the Great», from the Royal House of Anjou-Sicily, of the Capetian Dynasty, hence his coat of arms's 2nd quarter is seeded with fleur de lis, a feature also present in his father Charles I's arms, known as Charles Robert or Caroberto of Anjou. The Kotromanic family had in their coat of arms fleur de lis Or on a Azure field as a symbol of subordination to the Hungarian royal family.

Blazon keywords: Azure, One, Bendlet, Argent, Six, Fleur de lis and Or.

Style keywords: Metal beaten, Iridescent, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Pointed.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Blazons' Podcast

Heraldic channel

My heraldic channel at Spotify with podcasts about blazons is

Dr. Antonio Salmerón, Spotify, blazons

Categories: Technology and Social networks.

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Heraldry videos

Heraldic channel

My heraldic channel @antoniosheraldry at TikTok is

Dr. Antonio Salmeron, TikTok, wolf, flag, and schema

Categories: Technology, Social networks, Without divisions, Argent, Five, Escutcheon, In cross, Azure, Charged, Bezant and plate, Plate, In saltire, Bordure, Gules, Seven, Castle, Or, Two, In chief, One, In each flank, Three, In base, Crown of Marquis and Crown.

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Heraldry videos

Heraldic channel

Antonio Salmeron SHA FGSI, YouTube

My heraldic channel at YouTube is

Dr. Antonio Salmeron, YouTube

Categories: Technology, Social networks, Cross, Argent, Pomegranate, Bridge, Tower, Escutcheon, Tree, Fish, Bordure, Compony, Eagle, Lion, Pale, Castle, Bell tower, Plough share, Ship, Semé and Fleur de lis.

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The Commoners' Roll of Arms 2023 Full Edition, 260 pages featuring 401 coats of arms for people and 8 for entities, 92 badges, 69 standards, 30 flags, 299 written blazons, 68 heraldic artists, 36 heralds, 46 heraldic jurisdictions, 43 authorities, certificators and registers cited, 192 issued certifications for people and 7 for entities.

I am editor of «The Commoners' Roll of Arms» of the International Society of Commoners Heraldry and I have edited 145 biweekly editions from 2017 to 2023.

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Fernando Marán Bié, The Armorial Register

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Registered by The International Register of Arms, 1st of December of 2022, Registration number 0690, Volume 4.

In Spanish heraldry, there are three terms for supporters: «sostenes» for objects or plants, «tenantes» for human figures, and «soportes» for animal forms. The following applies to sostenes, tenantes, and soportes. Unlike other heraldic traditions such as English heraldry, in Spanish heraldry there are no rules for the use of supporters; their use is at the armiger's discretion, without specific restrictions. Supporters are not reserved only for nobility; their use is free for all.

In the words of [Cadenas y Vicent, V. de; 1975; page 173] «there is no rule that determines the use of tenantes, soportes, and sostenes».

Categories: Armorial roll, Party per fess, Azure, One, Book, Open, Or, Leaved, Argent, Charged, Mullet, Gules, Tree, Eradicated, Between, Two, Apple, Diminished bordure, Embattled, Crest, Helm, Fimbriated, Wreath, Mantling, Dexter, Sinister, Crest, Pegasus, Rampant, Nascent, Flame, Supporter (animal), Lion, Langued, Quill, Paw, Parchment, Rolled, Seal, Letter, War cry and Motto (motivation).

External resource:

Root: The Armorial Register.

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Sigue por: Nilda Ernestina Lucca de Anaya, The Armorial Register.


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