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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

First notation: XV Century (?) W polu zlotym wiewi"rka siedząca czerwona. W klejnocie nad hełmem w koronie p"ł Murzyna na wprost trzymającego w prawej ręce flagę srebrną z godłem jak w tarczy. Or, squirrel sejant gules. Crest: demi Moor affronte holding in dexter hand banner argent charged with squirell as in arms.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Bazenski Coat of Arms and Family Crest

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Bazenski Coat of Arms Meaning

The two main devices (symbols) in the Bazenski blazon are the squirrel and moor. The two main tinctures (colors) are or and gules.

The bright yellow colour frequently found in coats of arms is known to heralds as Or, or sometimes simply as Gold.1. Along with, argent, or silver it forms the two “metals” of heraldry – one of the guidelines of heraldic design is that silver objects should not be placed upon gold fields and vice versa 2. The yellow colour is often associated with the Sun, and the zodiacal sign of Leo.3.

Red in heraldry is given the name Gules, sometimes said to be the “martyr’s colour”4. The colour is also associated with Mars, the red planet, and the zodiacal sign Aries 5. Later heralds of a more poetical nature would sometimes refer to the colour as ruby, after the precious stone.6.

The squirrel is a quite delightful charge, always shown sitting upright (known as sejant) and eating a nut, 7 in a most lifelike manner (as this author can attest due to the presence of exactly such a creature outside his window as I write this). It should not surprise us that the significance of such a creature upon a coat of arms is a love of the “sylvan retirement” to be found in the woods and forest. 8

The head of a Moor is frequently borne on the arms of those at one time involved with crusades, possibly associated with some “deeds of prowess”. 9 The head is shown typically in a realistic fashion but the precise details are left to the imagination and skills of the artist! 10

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References

  • 1 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
  • 2 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 3 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 4 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 5 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 6 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P77
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Squirrel
  • 8 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P69
  • 9 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P93
  • 10 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Head