Arms of the Historical Regions of Lithuania

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Arms of the Historical Regions of Lithuania

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 08 Aug 2015, 13:53

From Wikipedia Armorial Bearings of som of the Historical Regions of Lithuania.

Aukštaitija:

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Dzūkija or Dainava:

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Re: Arms of the Historical Regions of Lithuania

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 08 Aug 2015, 13:55

Žemaitija (Samogitia):

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Re: Arms of the Historical Regions of Lithuania

Postby Chris Green » 08 Aug 2015, 16:53

The Dainava arms illustrate a man-at-arms bearing a small pavise, though how a man-at-arms might have made simultaneous use of both a pavise and a pollaxe is a mystery. The armour also seems rather OTT for a common soldier, though the person represented may I suppose be a knight.

The heraldic artist responsible for Dainava was clearly also the author of the arms of the County of Alytus:

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as indeed he was:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvydas_Ka%C5%BEdailis
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