The Coat of Arms of the Deskur
of arms of the Deskur family is an armorial
bearing in its own right. That is, this
family crest is not shared by any other
family or group of families which is common
among other families of the Polish nobility.
Its title is "Góra Złotoskalista", which
could be translated as "Mount Goldstone".
Although this coat of arms is originally French,
the Polish version was accorded to the
family in 1766 along with the
(recognition of foreign titles of nobility
as Polish titles). The only
significant Polish modifications to the
French crest is the addition of the
six-pointed star above the birds as well as
using "jackdaw ravens with white spots"
instead of the original "merlettes de
sables" (heraldic black birds). The
exact meaning of this star's addition to the
coat of arms is unknown to us but it could
marian star or a heraldic "mullet"
or both. A mullet was a so called "cadency
mark" sometimes added to the coat of arms of
a third son to distinguish his armorial from
those of his brothers, the "crescent" being
for a second son a "label" being for the
first son. Joachim Jean-Pierre was indeed
the third son of his father Jean-Pierre.
The use of
ravens instead of the heraldic blackbirds is presumably to polonize the
armorial as ravens are indigenous to Poland
and rather ubiquitous. The image below of
the coat of arms comes from the original Indygenat and is therefore the most
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Stowarzyszenie Rodziny Deskurów 2008