[ANSTHRLD] Marshalled/ Not Marshalled arms
darin_herndon at bswintl.com
Thu Jan 10 15:59:42 PST 2002
I read Magnus' original post and Daniel's follow-up. I am re-reading
Daniel's post to see if what I am writing below is already covered and I
just missed it (entirely possible). Concerning:
>>> magnus77840 at hotmail.com 01/10/02 03:52PM >>>
A claim has been made that this device is marshalling.
"Per pale purpure and argent ermined vert, three bars
counterchanged in canton a winged ferret sejant erect
Is the herald questioning this as a marshalled item interpreting this
as a per pale marshalling of:
1) Purpure, three bars and in canton a winged ferret sejant erect
2) Argent ermined vert, three bars purpure.
I see a lot of marshalled arms in books of heraldry. Some appear to
have the entire arms being marshalled in the quarter or half of the
combined arms. A lot of them split per pale appear to only include the
portion of the original arms that would have appeared on that half of
the arms (I see a lot of marshalled arms which have half an eagle on one
side and half of something else on the other half). What I am
suggesting is that, right or wrong, the questioning herald may be
visually seeing a per pale marshalling of two devices both of which
involved three bars of, coincidentally, the other half-arms field
Now having said that, I am going to spend some time tonight re-reading
Daniel's post to see if the rules prohibit the types of devices I
mentioned in the above hypothetical example.
And, of course, comments are welcome, appreciated, and encouraged.
Thus, we all learn.
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