Bendlet

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

A Bendlet is a diminutive of the bend. I use a bendlet width of 1/2 or 1/3 of the width of the bend. If the width of the bend is 1/3 of the width of the coat of arms, then the width of the bendlet is 1/6 or 1/9 of the width of the coat of arms (1/3 x 1/2 = 1/6 and 1/3 x 1/3 = 1/9). The following schema shows how I draw 2 bendlets based on their bend and the theorem of Thales to split a segment into several equal parts, in this case, 4 and 3. The first bendlet has a width of 1/2 of the width of its bend and the second bendlet has a width of 1/3 of the width of its bend.

How I draw a bendlet using the theorem of Thales.

Category: Bendlet.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azure, a bendlet Argent between six fleurs de lis Or.

From 1992 to 1998

Azure, a bendlet Argent between six fleurs de lis Or.

Illuminated with lights and shadows and with a metallic and iridescent finish.

Coat of arms of Stephen Tvrtko I (circa 1338-1391) of the House of Kotromanic and 1st King of Bosnia and it was also the coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1998.

The bendlet is a diminished piece. It is called bendlet («cotiza» in Castilian, «cotice» , and «cotissa» in Italian «cotice» in French, and «cotissa» in Italian) a diminished bend, narrower, reduced to 1/2 (as in this case) or to 1/3 of the width of a normal bend. Remember that the width of the bend is usually 1/3 of the width of the coat of arms, therefore the width of the bendlet is between 1/3 * 1/2 = 1/6 and 1/3 * 1/3 = 1/9 of the width of the coat of arm.

Stephen Tvrtko I of Bosnia, from the House of Kotromanic, was a vassal of Louis I of Hungary. Louis I or Louis of Anjou, known as «the Great», from the Royal House of Anjou-Sicily, of the Capetian Dynasty, hence his coat of arms's 2nd quarter is seeded with fleur de lis, a feature also present in his father Charles I's arms, known as Charles Robert or Caroberto of Anjou. The Kotromanic family had in their coat of arms fleur de lis Or on a Azure field as a symbol of subordination to the Hungarian royal family.


Blazon keywords: Azure, One, Bendlet, Argent, Six, Fleur de lis and Or.

Style keywords: Metal beaten, Iridescent, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Pointed.

Classification: Civic, Interpreted and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Dr. Antonio Salmerón y Cabañas,
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Paseo de la Castellana 135, 7th floor,
28046 Madrid, Spain.