[ANSTHRLD] November Acceptances & Returns

Joseph Percer jpercer at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 17:10:20 PST 2011


I haven't seen anyone post it yet, so here's the Ansteorran business
on the November 2010 LoAR :


Conn mac Flainn huí Briain. Name.

    The submitter requested authenticity for 10th century Irish. This
name meets that request.
Hellsgate, Stronghold of. Device. Argent, a chainless portcullis sable
within a laurel wreath vert and issuant from base a flame gules.

    We note that chains are not a required feature of medieval
portcullises. A portcullis without chains can be seen in Siebmacher,
plate 136, row 3, column 4, the arms of die Hessen zu Wigdorf. In the
interests of reproducibility, future submissions lacking chains should
have the missing chains explicitly blazoned.
Wulfgar von Regensburg. Badge. (Fieldless) A Maltese cross sable and
overall a wolf's head erased argent.


Renault du Mont Saint-Michel. Device. Azure, a dolphin urinant
contourny and on a chief wavy Or three escarbuncles of five arms

    This device is returned for lack of identifiability. Commenters
were unable to identify the five-armed escarbuncles. Section VII.7.a
of the Rules for Submissions requires that "Elements must be
recognizable solely from their appearance." There is also the question
of whether or not they are period: all registrations of five-armed
escarbuncles are to a single couple, in the early 1980s. Commenters
were unable to find any five-armed escarbuncles in period armory.

    This device is also returned because the dolphin is in trian
aspect. The back and belly fins should run up the dexter and sinister
side of the s-curve, not across the body of the beast.


Andrewe (Formerly Jayme)

Joseph M. Percer, AAS, LP

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