Is this the Czech code of Armor?

Discussion in 'Looking for Ancestors' started by momof3, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. momof3

    momof3 Member

  2. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Do you think coat of arms? Concretely this one?


    No, it isn't Czech coat of arms. This is coat of arms of The Moravian Genealogical and Heraldic Society in Brno.

    This is coat of arms of the Czech Republic:


    And this is coat of arms of Bohemia used as small (= simplified version) coat of arms of the Czech Republic.

  3. Viktor

    Viktor Well-Known Member

    Was always wondering why the Tiger has a double tail -- Never received a expanation form the folks..

  4. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    It's a lion, not tiger and on this forum is recent topic about double tail somewhere.
  5. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Yes, this thread, but we wasn't concerned on Viktor's question.

    The oldiest known explanation is in the Chronicle of Dalimil. Supposedly, Ottokar I of Bohemia was honoured by the second tail by Emperor Otto IV in recognition of military aid against rebellious Saxons in 1204. Unfortunately, no other source confirms this story.

    There's a lot of other legends explaining this. Usual reasoning is that the lion's tail was split by sword in a battle.

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