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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Bâle D'argent à un cerf rampant au naturel Casque couronné Cimier le cerf issant Lambrequin d'argent et de gueules. English: Argent a stag rampant proper Crowned with a helmet Crest: the stag issuant Mantling: argent and gules.

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

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His Coat of Arms Meaning

The main device (symbol) in the His blazon is the stag. The main tincture (color) is argent.

Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 1. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 2.

We should be surprised to find the stag or buck, noble quarry of many a mediaeval hunt, being illustrated in many a coat of arms. 3. It shares many of the poses to be found with the lion, but also one almost unique to the deer, grazing, as if the animal is still unaware of the hunter’s approach. 4. In common with all symbols related to the hunt we probably need look further for their intended meaning than the pleasure taken by the holder in such pursuits! 5

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References

  • 1 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 2 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
  • 3 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 69
  • 4 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Deer
  • 5 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P30