About Arthur von Mises
Arthur von Mises, a Viennese construction engineer working for the Austrian railroads. Both he, and his wife, Marie Nirenstein, came from prominent Viennese families; Marie's uncle, Dr Joachim Landau, served as deputy from the Liberal Party in the Austrian Parliament.
The Mises coat of arms was awarded in 1881 when Mayer Rachmiel Mises was ennobled by the Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria.
In the upper right-hand quadrant is the staff of Mercury, god of commerce and communication (the Mises family was successful in both; they were merchants and bankers).
In the lower left-hand quadrant is a representation of the Ten Commandments. Mayer Rachmiel, as well as his father, presided over various Jewish cultural organizations in Lemberg, the city where Ludwig was born.
The red banner displays the Rose of Sharon, which in the litany is one of the names given to the Blessed Mother, as well as the Stars of the Royal House of David, a symbol of the Jewish people.