The journal of The Heraldry Society


DeffkeFounded as a quarterly by John Brooke-Little in 1952, The Coat of Arms (CoA) is now in its third series, which commenced in 2005 under the editorship of Clive Cheesman and Peter O’Donoghue. The journal now comes out twice a year and is intended to publish original scholarly research on heraldry and allied subjects. Read more.

Illustrated, a textile design by the German graphic designer Wilhelm Deffke (1887-1950), based on the lion rampant that he proposed as a symbol for the newly incorporated town of Wuppertal in 1930/31. See the article by Julia Meer in the current number of CoA for a fuller discussion. Illustration by courtesy of the Bröhan Design Foundation, Berlin.

In the current issue

CoA (3rd ser.) 12 (2016), part 1: no 231

  • City arms or municipal logo? Thoughts on the relevance of an inconclusive debate. By Julia Meer.
  • Original patents of augmentations in Venetian archives (part 2). By Sebastian A. Nelson.
  • Book reviews  and the usual round-ups of recent finds, conferences and other items of interest.