Early Equestrian Seals
Pierre de Courtenay,
comte de Nevers, 1184.
Or three torteaux.
In 1210, Pierre, who was a grandson of Louis VI, sealed with these arms and an escutcheon of France.
In England a cadet branch of the family bore
Or three torteaux a label azure.
The label was borne more or less permanently as a mark of difference. An illustration of these arms can be seen at No 45 in Early Rolls of Arms
Louis, the future Louis
VIII, son of Philippe-Auguste, 1211.
Azure semy de lis or.
The devices on the shield are not clear in this illustration, but there is no label, even though his father was still alive at this time.
An illustration of these arms can be seen at No 16 in Early Rolls of Arms
Amadée V, Comte
de Savoie, 1303.
Gules a cross argent.
The arms are reproduced on the horse trapper.
An illustration of these arms can be seen at No 64 in Early Rolls of Arms
Dampierre, Comte de Flandre, 1290.
Or a lion rampant sable.
The arms are reproduced on the horse trapper
An illustration of these arms can be seen at No 107 in Early Rolls of Arms
Raymond VII, Comte de
Gules a cross clechy pommety and voided or
Here, the horse's head is to the dexter.
An illustration of these arms can be seen at No 186 in Early Rolls of Arms
charged with a lion
taken from the illustration on the home page
Henri de Gueldre, brother of Renaud I, Comte de Gueldre.
Billetty a lion rampant overall a bendlet.
The shield is pendant, surrounded by two rose branches, each with three flowers.
On an act dated 28 November 1286.
Florent V, Comte de Hollande
A lion rampant.
The shield is supported by an eagle.
On an act dated 12 June 1290
Colart le Panetier, knight.
Lozengy on a canton a lion passant.
On an act of purchase of a fief, dated 4 September 1336.
Per pale a lion crowned within a bordure bezanty, Châtellerault, and semy de lis a canton, Thouars.
Unattached, but dated 29 November 1297.
La Prévôté de Clamecy.
Billetty a lion rampant.
Above the shield there is a small crescent.
On an act dated 19 May 1296.