Tenney, Salsbury per Chevron sable and Argent, three Griffin’s heads erased and countercharged.
Chevron means slanting from the middle each way. Sable means black. Argent means white. Griffin, a fabled animal, a mixture of Lion and Eagle, denotes power. The head, talons, wings and claws were those of the Eagle; neck, body, legs and tail, of the Lion. Erased means torn off. Countercharged means white heads on black ground and black heads on white ground.
Couped means cut off as by one stroke of the sword. Gules means Red; the crest must be red.
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