Arms of Danish Noble Families

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Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 26 May 2016, 19:23

The Arms of the Noblity of Denmark are rather like those of Finland and Sweden and strongly influenced by German Heraldry.

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Armorial Bearings of the Levetzow Family drawn in medieval style.

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One branch of the above mentioned family the Raben-Levetzau, become Counts Raben.

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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 26 May 2016, 19:25

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Armorial Bearings of the Counts Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs.

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Armorial Bearings of the Juel-Vind Family Barons of Juellinge.

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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 09 Jul 2017, 19:34

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Noble Family of Bagge af Holmegaard.

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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 07 Dec 2019, 14:29

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Noble Family Banner.

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Noble Family Bornemann.

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Count Brockenhuus-Schack.

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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Chris Green » 07 Dec 2019, 16:27

I wonder what the charge is in the Levetzow arms?
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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Arthur Radburn » 07 Dec 2019, 18:42

Chris Green wrote:I wonder what the charge is in the Levetzow arms?

According to this webpage, it represents a swinging gate.

According to this page, however, it might be a rake or a railing or even a portcullis.
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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Chris Green » 08 Dec 2019, 07:25

Arthur Radburn wrote:According to this webpage, it represents a swinging gate.
According to this page, however, it might be a rake or a railing or even a portcullis.


Hmm. The "swinging gate" tale may indeed be true, though a gate such as this would be both inconvenient for daily use and hard to secure against intrusion (as the tale demonstrates). Neither railing nor portcullis seems likely. The former would hardly have stood on a pedestal and the latter would be upside down and not need a pedestal.

An equally valid theory (though unlikely for several reasons) might be that the charge was intended to represent a menorah.

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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Iain Boyd » 08 Dec 2019, 20:53

Rather than a menorah why not simply a candle stick with multiple holders?

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Re: Arms of Danish Noble Families

Postby Chris Green » 08 Dec 2019, 21:19

Iain Boyd wrote:Rather than a menorah why not simply a candle stick with multiple holders?


Indeed.
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