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Re: Henke Coat of Arms
Posted by: Thomas Henke (ID *****4171) Date: March 13, 2004 at 15:37:29
In Reply to: Re: Henke Coat of Arms by Charles F. Henkey of 282

Good news - I recently found an authentic, published Henke coat of arms from a real resource titled "Armorial General" de J.B. Rietstap (re-published in 1937). This is apparently one of the main resources for coat of arms research (verify yourself on Google). The source is actually in most university or major city libraries!

I found the Henke coat of arms in the Supplement, Tome 4, page 203. It looks pretty good (basically three fleur-de-lis, two on top, one below, with a horizontal bar wrapping four lightning-bolt looking objects in the middle). It is described as follows:

"HENKE. - Suede

[insert pic here]

D'argent, a la fasce d'azur, chargee d'un foudre d'or et accompagnee de trois trefles de sinople, deux en chef et un en pointe. C.: trois trefles de sinople issant et une etoile de six rais d'or brochant sur elles. L.: ecarteles interieurement d'or et d'argent, exterieurement d'azur, et de sinople.

(Enregistrement au college royal d'armes de Suede)."

I also found an exact matching picture online some time ago, basically searching for +"henke" +"sweden" +"wappen" or something like that. Not sure what that site is anymore . . ..

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