z08: Jan III van Lannoy, heer van Lannoy


The family armsof the House of Lannoy consists of three green lions on a silver field. This family armswas borne by the Lord of Lannoy, i.e. John III of Lannoy. If correct, the shields of the other men of the House of Lannoy in the Golden Fleece Coat of Arms collection in The Hague should all contain a red hem as the distinctive dividing line.

The natural degradation of the colour and corrosion of the silver background now make the lions in the shield look dark brown. Better preserved fifteenth and sixteenth-century source material shows that all these elements were originally a bright green.

Crest: armed, in flight of silver, a silver dog (greyhound?).