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Cohen, Michael Joseph

Registration Information:

  • Society of American Armigers Registry No.: AA0054
  • Registration Date: 10 December 2018
  • Date Assumed: 19 November 2014
  • Heraldic Artist: Mischa Spreeuwers
  • Armiger: Michael Joseph Cohen of Clifton, New Jersey, USA

* The following blazon and/or emblazonment are hereby Certified by the armiger listed, to be his/her original (or inherited/matriculated) Arms.

Category: American Armigers

Arms as interpreted by Mischa Spreeuwers
Arms as interpreted by Mischa Spreeuwers


Arms:  Azure a Biblical priestly breastplate proper with two chain links on each upper corner Or embellished of twelve precious stones arranged four rows and in chief two coronets Or.

Crest:  On a wreath Azure and Or, an eagle head erased Azure beaked Or.

Mantling:  Azure doubled Or.

Design Rationale:

The two coronets represent the armiger’s hereditary priestly lineage and rabbinical ordination, both metaphorically referred to as crowns in the Talmud (corpus of ancient Jewish wisdom). Moreover, the coronets additionally represent the armiger’s marriage into the family of the legendary King Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen who was “rex pro tempore” of Poland in 1587. The breastplate further symbolizes the armiger’s priestly status as a direct descendant of the biblical Aaron. Crest: The eagle head, a common Germanic symbol, denotes the armigers historical ties to Austria from which his family hailed from prior to America.

Other Registration(s):

  • November 2014: Jewish Heraldic Society (Registration No.: 41, November 2014)

  • 15 February 2015: U.S. Heraldic Registry No.: 20150215G.

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