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Castilian castle

A Castle Or, triple towered, embattled, port and windows Azure, and masoned Sable.

A Castle Or, triple towered, embattled, port and windows Azure, and masoned Sable.

Un castillo de oro, aclarado de azur, mazonado de sable.

Some of the characteristics of the Castilian castle are specified in the coat of arms in English, for example, «triple towered, embattled», but they are omitted in the Spanish blason, because the Spanish blason considered that the Castilian castle can not be otherwise. These local characteristics, that decades ago were not necessary to specify, could begin to have to be in this global and interconnected heraldic world. [Valero de Bernabé, L.; 2009a] describe the different characteristics between the Castilian, the French, and the English castles among others.


Blazon keywords: Castle, Or, Port and windows, Azure, Masoned and Sable.

Style keywords: Freehand.

Classification: Schema.

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Which one is the single blazon?

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All these blazons are equal two by two, except one blazon without a partner.

Which one is the single blazon?

This is an heraldic riddle based on the arms of Vittorio Gifra, «Paly of six Azure and Or; over all a bend Azure.», painted the very first, row 1 and column 1.

Think before you move the cursor or click on the following link and see the solution.


Categories: Riddle, Semi-circular, Pointed, Triangular curved, Pointed and rounded, Rounded, Outlined in sable, Freehand, Paly, Six, Surmounted, Over all, Bend, Azure, Vert and Or.

Root: Gifra, Vittorio.

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Drawing the arcs of a pointed coat of arms

Dexter arc, drawing the arcs of a pointed coat of arms

There are several methods to draw a pointed coat of arms, for example, the method of [The Heraldry Society; 2013; page 7]. There are also several pointed coat of arms with the ratio 5/6 between its width b and its height h.

The previous illustation shows my method to draw a 5/6 pointed coat of arms. The center Cd of the dexter arc is 17h/36 = 17b/30 from the top of the shield and its radious is 13h/24 = 13b/20, or what is the same, its diameter is 13h/12 = 13b/10.

The position of the Cs of the sinister arc and its construction is symmetric to the dexter arc with respect to the vertical axis, as shown in the following illustration.

Sinister arc, drawing the arcs of a pointed coat of arms

Style keywords: Freehand and Pointed.

Classification: Schema.

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9 coats of arms in the ballroom

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There is a series of nine coats of arms in the ballroom of the castle:

  • Or, three Fleurs de lis Azure.
  • Azure, a Bendsinister Or.
  • Or, a Fleur de lis Azure.
  • Azure, a Cross Or.
  • Or, five Fleur de lis Azure in saltire.
  • Azure, a Fess Or.
  • Or, two Fleur de lis Azure in bend.
  • Azure, a Saltire Or.
  • Or, four Fleur de lis Azure.

There are so many Fleurs de lis that everyone, except the joker, calls it the «fleurdelisée» room. Nobody knows the reason why the joker says there is none, do you?

Think before you move the cursor or click on the following link and see the solution.


Categories: Riddle, Or, Azure, Fleur de lis, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Bend sinister, Cross, Fess and Saltire.

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Five hurts and five pommes

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Transform the blazon «Or» into «Or, five Pommes in saltire» and the blazon «Argent» into «Argent, five Hurts in saltire» moving the pommes and hurts through both metals, without breaking the rule of tinctures.

You can change one charge by another one, but only once.

For example, if you change «Sable, a Bend Argent» by «Sable, a Pale Argent», then the Pommes can arrive to «Or» blazon. However, this is not a solution, because the Hurts cannot walk to «Argent» blazon.

Think before you move the cursor or click on the following link and see the solution.


Categories: Riddle, Pointed and rounded, Outlined in sable, Freehand, Or, Argent, Vert, Azure, Gules, Sable, Hurt, torteau, pellet, pomme and golpe, Hurt, Pomme, In saltire, Fess, Saltire, Bend sinister, Cross, Pale and Bend.

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Sir Thomas Grenville II

Gules, three Clarions Or.

Gules, three Clarions Or.

Plain tinctures and parchment finishing.

This wind musical instrument appears at [Académie internationale d'héraldique; 1952; figura 476] as «claricord» and also «clarion», I like more this second name.

The clarion is also called «clarichord», «sufflue» or «rest». Then other alternative blazons for this coat of arms could be «Gules, three Claricords Or», «Gules, three Clarichords Or» or «Gules, three Sufflues Or».


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, Three, Clarion and Or.

Style keywords: Parchment, Outlined in sable and Spot ink.

Classification: Interpreted and Kingdom of England.

Bearer: Grenville, Thomas.

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Grenville, Thomas

Gules, three Clarions Or.

Sir Thomas Grenville II, c. 1453 - c. 1513, Knight of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath

Gules, three Clarions Or.

Illuminated and watercolor finishing.

The clarion is the cadency mark of a ninth daughter in Canadian heraldry.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, Three, Clarion and Or.

Style keywords: Watercolor, Outlined in sable and Illuminated.

Classification: Interpreted and Kingdom of England.

Bearer: Grenville, Thomas.

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Sigue por: Thomas Grenville, stone coat of arms.

 

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