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Osvaldo Enrique Marcenaro

Registration number 20060908B

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Osvaldo Enrique Marcenaro are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, on a bend cotised Azure, three griffins paleways of the First.
Crest: An Arm and hand in armour couped at the wrist Proper the hand holding a sword in pale point upwards Argent hilted Sable between two wings Argent.
Motto: POTIUS MORI QUAM FOEDARI (Rather Death Than Dishonour)


2005 Court of the Lord Lyon Folio 25/Volume 87


2006 The International Register of Arms #0025

Design Rationale

The colors of my arms were chosen because of their meaning. Argent: peace and sincerity, Azure: truth and loyalty. The bend signifies defense or protection.

The griffins come from the coat of arms of the city of Genoa, where the Marcenaro family originated. The griffin (head, wings, and talons of an eagle with the body of a lion) stands for valour, death-defying bravery and loyalty and refers to the armiger's service in the United States Army.

The silver wings on the crest signify the armiger is a paratrooper, and the hand in armor with sword is for the defense of Honor, Family, God and Country.

Registered by



Personal, Original, US, M

Roll of Arms