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Section: Michael Medvedev, GHA[R] chairman

Gustaf von Numers (Finland)

Artist: Michael Medvedev, GHA[R]

Arms of the outstanding heraldist and heraldic artist Gustaf von Numers (1912-1978; Helsingfors, Finland), as granted to the family together with the ennoblement by the Swedish crown in 1653, and later, after the Russian annexation, recognised within the separate jurisdiction of the authonomous Grand Duchy of Finland.

The use of a multi-coloured wreath and mantling is typical for the Swedish and Finlandic heraldry. It worth mentioning that wreath as such is allowed for non-nobles in Sweden and in Finland, but also appears very frequently in the noble arms of these countries.

Note the merman who is bringing roses, presumably to a mermaid.

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© 2006 The.Heraldry.Ru / D.Ivanov, M. Medvedev