Hungarian Heraldry

Hungarian heraldry generally follows German heraldry in its artistic forms, but has its own distinctive character. It is classified to Central and Eastern Europe heraldry. Early Hungarian heraldry (XV century) differs from German heraldry only in the fact that it tends to use more demi-beasts, crowns and mounts (bases). Hungarian heraldry is unlike any other … Read more

Heraldry in Bizantium

The use of heraldic insignia as a symbolic representation of families did not develop in Byzantium. The broad range of images (Christ, the Virgin, the Cross, various saints) found on seals are personal rather than familial. Certain blazons have, however, been interpreted by some scholars as official imperial or familial coats of arms. Not until … Read more