[ The above is a copyrighted picture reproduced here by permission: © 2006 Jochen Wilke. ]
Argent, a bear Sable armed and langued Gules over a a terrace Vert*.
Crest : A mullet of six points Or, between two wings Sable*.
(*) The above rendition of the canting arms of Friedrich Bayer (German: Bär = bear) is based on the information given in Neues Bergisches Wappenbuch Bürgerlicher Familien by Eike Pies, who mentions that the base Vert might not be correct and that the wings in the crest could be Argent.
Friedrich Bayer (1825-1880) was born on June 6, 1825 in Barmen-Wichlinghausen (now a part of Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia). In 1891, the company Friedrich Bayer had founded in 1863 (Friedrich Bayer & Co.) bought the pharmaceutical company of the late Dr. Carl Leverkus from his sons. This consortium eventually grew to be the giant known today as Bayer AG in Germany and simply Bayer elsewhere...