Nicolaus Vlasto – Arms

Crete, 1694 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

A Brief History Of Byzantium

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.

These are the arms recorded for Nicolaus Vlasto of Crete (Rethymno) in 1694. They appear almost identical to those recorded for Antonio Vlasto in 1590 – as well as to those of Georgius & Marcus Vlasto in the period 1630-1680 – all of whom were also of Crete (Rethymno). The illustration is from Les Vlasto – Une Famille Patricienne Crétoise by Costas Kerofilas.

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