In a typical Spanish
style, the shield is divided per pale with the dexter side
representing the Mosquera line; two wolves’ heads on a white field.
The original Mosquera arms are listed in the Armorial Europe
Reitstap as "Argent, five wolves’ heads Sable, langued Gules, 2,1
sinister side represents the Castelo line; on a red field a castle
(argent) upon a green mound (base). Almost all Castelo arms feature
a castle (there are nine entries in Reitstap). The red field with a
green base (mound) is not considered to be a violation of the
so-called tincture rules because it is a division of the field.
Spanish heraldry style and practice
follows the Iberian branch of the Latin heraldry tradition and
charges shown on Spanish armorial bearings can depict historical
events or deeds of war. Iberian heraldry also allows words and
letters on the shield itself, a practice which is considered
incorrect in northern Europe.
The bordure (border)
is divided per pale, red and blue, and has upon it the date 1845
commemorating the election of Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, the
armiger’s great grandfather, to the Presidency of The Republic of
New Grenada. The date is set between two coronets of a Captain
General (Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera held the rank of Grand General)
along with the golden cups representing other family members. The
coronets are those allowed to a Captain General, the highest-ranking
Spanish military coronet (Introducción a la heráldica y manual de
heráldica militar española. Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa, 2010).
The Crest is a black cockerpoo, the
armiger’s beloved pet dog.
The Motto is that of The Republic of New
Grenada: Libertad y Orden (English: Liberty and Order).