Blazons & Genealogy Notes
Prusse Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d’azur à trois fleurs-de-lis d’argent aux 2 et 3 de gueules à trois fasces d’argent Casque couronné (English: Quarterly, 1st and 4th azure, three fleurs de lis, argent; 2nd and 4rd: gules, three fesses, argent. Helmet crowned.)
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Mickusch Coat of Arms and Family Crest
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Mickusch Coat of Arms Meaning
The main device (symbol) in the Mickusch blazon is the fleur-de-lis. The two main tinctures (colors) are azure and argent.
The bright, strong blue color in Heraldry is known in English as azure, and similarly in other European languages – azul in Spanish, azurro in Italian and azur in French. The word has its roots in the Arabic word lazura, also the source of the name of the precious stone lapis lazuli . Despite this, those heralds who liked to associate colours with jewels chose instead to describe blue as Sapphire. According to Wade, the use of this colour symbolises “Loyalty and Truth” .
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) . In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper .
The fleur-de-lys (“flower of the lily”) has a long and noble history and was a symbol associated with the royalty of France even before heraldry became widespread. . The Lily flower is said to represent “Purity, or whiteness of soul” and sometimes associated with the Virgin Mary. The fleur-de-lys is also used as a small “badge”, known as a mark of cadency to show that the holder is the sixth son of the present holder of the arms