I found this coat of arms on old piano notes.

Round seal, in annulo "J. Johannes Schneller", within an indistinct coat of arms that has in base three roundels

What is this coat of arms?

  • Is this the best quality image you can get? A lot of detail is lost (or, at least, unclear) in the supplied picture.
    – Steve Bird
    Commented Jan 28 at 14:18
  • No, this is the best quality in this case.
    – user221
    Commented Jan 28 at 14:31
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    There are several Johannes Schneller from Felsberg (Switzerland). Do you know if the notes you found were swiss-related? Any language related to Switzerland?
    – OldPadawan
    Commented Jan 28 at 17:35
  • no, I found it on piano notes.
    – user221
    Commented Jan 28 at 18:09
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    It's possible this is an "ex libris" stamp meant to identify the owner. This wouldn't be regulated by any heraldic authority - they could put whatever they wanted on it. My great grandfather did the same thing and made up a cool looking coat of arms for his.
    – SPavel
    Commented Jan 28 at 18:16

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I don't have an answer, but perhaps the following might be a clue for someone else's research.

If I'm reading the hatching correctly:

  • The top contains dots, which would indicate that it should be or (gold).

  • The bottom is hatched with horizontal lines, which indicate azure (blue).

  • There are three roundels (circles). My initial read is that the are all solid, but it is possible that the top two are hollow. based on what little I know of heraldry, I suspect that they are all solid and the appearance of hollow is a result of poor image quality or poor ink transfer.

  • Assuming that the base is azure, the roundels would need to be either or or argent

  • Initially I thought the roundels were "in base", but based on other evidence, i wonder if the field party per fess

The Schneller crest is quite similar. The name is the same and the colors match. But on the other hand, Schneller has 4 roundels. and appears to be party per fess.

It is possible, but unlikely that the charge in chief in OP's arms is the same as Schneller.

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