Nesselblatt (Period)

Nesselblatt (Period)

A nesselblatt is a highly stylized nettle leaf; it is found in German heraldry, c.1370, in the arms of the Counts von Holstein [Gelre 97v].  Though some books claim it is equivalent to a bordure indented, the nesselblatt is actually an independent charge:  it does not follow the line of the shield, but always keeps its basic triangular shape.  See also leaf, seeblatt.

Wolfger von Sibenbürgen bears:  Or, a nesselblatt sable.

Friedrich Bruner bears:  Per pale gules and sable, a nesselblatt Or.

Olwynn ni Chinnéidigh bears:  Or, three nesselblätter gules.

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