The book is a mean figure in heraldry and symbolizes scholarship.
The description determines whether an open or closed book is shown in the coat of arms . The open book with the lion of St. Mark is known . The representation in the coat of arms is varied. The Bible , as the book of books, is open in Luven , in the Surselva district of the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland . On one side is the A for the beginning and the heraldic left side shows the Omega for the end. The Russian city of Perm had a book on its coat of arms as early as the 17th century.
- Many newer national coats of arms show a book, like those of Angola and the Dominican Republic .
- Universities often show one or more books in their coat of arms
- The bag book represents a special form , as it is shown in the logo and coat of arms of the Schottenstift (  ) in Vienna , also quoted in the coat of arms of the Vienna district of Breitenlee .
Blekendorf coat of arms
Coat of arms of the Vienna district of Breitenlee
Hudlice coat of arms
Lorchhausen coat of arms (until 1973)
Coat of arms of the Republic of Venice (Lion of St. Mark with the open book)
Coat of arms of Perm , Russia
Nivnice coat of arms
Coat of arms of Alūksne / Marienburg
Höhn coat of arms
Cambridge University coat of arms
Oxford University logo ( badge )
- ↑ Gert Oswald : Lexicon of Heraldry. VEB Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1984.
- Book (Heraldry) in the Heraldry Wiki