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Bełty Herb

Bełty Arms

According to Paprocki, Okolski, and Potocki, three arrow shafts are arranged so as to form a sixpointed star in a red field. None of them describes the helmet. Rev. Rutka surmises that there were five ostrich plumes. The house is ancient. Okolski claims it arrived in Poland about 880AD from Moravia during the reign of Prince Ziemowit.

Among the standards that had been captured by King Jagiello's army at the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, Paprocki lists the 26th as having a shaft and arrow on red in the form of a cross. It belonged to the German gentry who had rallied to the support ofthe Knights of the Cross at their own expense. The 49th banner captured, which was similar with a white shaft and arrow in a red field, belonged to the commanders and Gniewski castle.

Families enjoying this coat-of-arms are:

Chochorowski Graniewski Pozorzycki Sniechowski

The Pozorzyckis, whether thru error or merit, also carry a moon under the shafts.

- translated by Jo Piegzik

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