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Nowina coat of arms


Nowina (Polish pronunciation: ) is a Polish coat of arms. It was used by several szlachta families in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The original clan consisted of only 24 families.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Blazon 2
  • Notable bearers 3
  • See also 4

History

Nowina is one of the oldest Polish heraldic marks with claims that it existed prior to 960 CE. However, the earliest known depiction was on a seal of Nacislaw of Dobrosolow of the Nowina clan in 1293 CE. It was first mentioned in a court registry of 1392 and spread across the families of Greater Poland and the lands of Kraków, Lublin, Sandomierz and Sieradz. After the Union of Horodło of 1413 CE several boyar families adopted this coat of arms. The representative of the Nowina clan adopted the nobility of Lithuanian descent was Mikołaj of Sepno, while the newcomers were represented by Mikołaj Bejnar.

Blazon

Azure, a cauldron's handle Argent, with both ends upwards. Between them a cross or a sword proper, with the handle upwards. Out of the crest coronet an armoured leg bent in the knee as if kneeling. Foot directed leftwards.

Notable bearers

Notable bearers of this coat of arms include:

Mielzynski family

Brzoska Family

Bejnar family - recognized as noble in 1413 at the Union of Horodło

Konopka family

Kozioł Family and Krzysztoporski Family 1434

Wojciech Macherzyński

Orlicki Family

See also

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