The Melzer coat of arms is documented in RIETSTAP ARMORIAL GENERAL. The original description of the arms (shield) is as follows:
"EC.: AU 1 DE SA. A UNE EPEE AU NAT.; AUX 2 ET 3 DE GU. A TROIS BAR ES D'ARG.; AU 4 D'OR A UNE COURONNE DE LAURIER DE SIN."
when translated the blazon also describes the original colors of the Melzer arms as:
1) black with a sword natural in color
2) and 3) red with 3 silver diagonal bars;
4) gold with a green laurel crown."
Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is described as:
"Two elephant trunks severed; the left one black on gold, the right one silver on red."
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