SULIMA (SULIMITA, call: Sulima) - On a chief argent an eagle rampant sable, in the lower part three golden gems 2,1 on gules. Helmet with a mantling argent on the dexter and gules on the sinister, lined most probably sable. Crest: an eagle rampant sable. First time in written sources in 1397.

Sources: Piekosinski: Zapiski wislickie, p. 15 no. 36 (1428), Piekosinski: Zapiski sandomierskie, p. 171 no. 1098 (1428) p. 175 no. 1117 (1444), SPPP II p. 352 no. 2344 (1431), VII p. 317 no. 408 (1423), p. 417 no. 1064 (1466), AGZ V p. 44 no. 33 (1422), Dlugosz: Opera, I p. 464, item: Klejnoty, p. 66.

Ikonography: Ksiega bractewa sw. Krzysztofa (Polaczkowna: Ksiega bracka, p. 126 tbl. III, Hupp: Die Wappenbücher von Arlberg, p. 154), herbarz Zlotego Runa (Piekosinski: Heraldyka, p. 369, Polaczkowna: Najstarsze zrodla, p. 338), herbarz Lyncenich (Heymowski: Armorial Lyncenich, p. 103), herbarz z Bergshammar (Heymowski: Herby polskie, p. 88), Kronika soboru w Konstancji, Polaczkowna: Stemmata, p. 209 (but silver gems).

 Known seals with this arms: 1352 Zawisza Gamrat; 1373 Andrzej Wawerowski, Cracow region underjudge, Lublin subprefect; 1382 Jan Sluszkowski; 1383 Wlodek, Cracow cupbearer and Lublin subprefect; 1405 Piotr of Charbinowice, Kalisz subprefect; 1413 Stanislaw Gamrat of Klimuntowicze, Polaniec castellan; 1414 Bartosz of Ogrodzieniec, Sandomierz underchamberlain; 1416 Stanislaw Gamrat, Polaniec castellan and Sacz subprefect; 1417 i 1425 Piotr Wlodkowic of Charbinowice, Sandomierz undermaster of the pantry; 1419 Mikolaj of Oporow, Leczyca palatine; 1430 Jan Gamrat; 1435 i 1438 Jan Farurej, Cracow master of the pantry; 1438 Zawisza z Grabowa; 1439 Jerzy i Stanislaw Radziwilowicz .
The oldest court record is of 1397 r. (Poklosie heraldyczne, RTH v. VI, p. 23, no. 1)

By a Horodlo Union act this coat of arms was established in Lithuania. The clan was represented by Stanislaw Gamrat of Klimuntowicze, Polaniec castellan and a first adoptee was a Lithuanian boyar Rodywil (Radziwill) (W. Semnkowicz O litewskich rodach..., RTH v. IX, p. 251-252).

According to Niesiecki this coat of arms was brought to Poland from Germany, where it was called Slomff according to the Manuscript on Prussian Families, and from there grew the famed family of the Counts of Solms and Rulers of Braunfels, Mintzenberg and Sonnenwald.

 

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Families using coat of arms Sulima

 

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