Vlasto Family – Arms (3)
c.1300-1500 A.D.

This device (and other symbols, see 'Vlasto Eagles' below) is one of many similar variants on the double-headed eagle motif used by the Vlasto family. See explanatory notes Heraldry in Byzantium; Vlasto Family References and A Brief History Of Byzantium.
See also: Vlasto Arms (1) c.1300-1500; Vlasto Arms (2) c.1300-1500; Vlasto Arms (3) c.1300-1500; Vlasto Arms (4) c.1300-1500; Vlasto Arms (5) c.1300-1500; Vlasto Arms (6) Chios, c. C16th; Vlasto Arms (7) Antonio Vlasto, Crete 1590; Vlasto Arms (8) Georgius Vlasto, Crete, 1630, & Marcus Vlasto, Crete, 1680; Vlasto Arms (9) Nicolaus Vlasto, Crete, 1694; Vlasto Eagles (1) c. 300 B.C.; Vlasto Eagles (2) c.50 A.D.

This version of the Vlasto arms has been found, it seems, in Chios. Both Perri and Argenti describe having seen these arms at one of the ruined and abandoned Vlasto palazzos in the Kampos as late as the 1950s and subsequently. However, the author could not find them in 1999 and they seem to have 'disappeared'. Nevertheless, these are likely to be relatively recent (17th – 19th Century) versions of the original and may be specific to the branch of the Vlasto family which settled in Chios in the early 17th Century.

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