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 Post subject: Questions about my heraldry...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:06 pm 
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So I found out today that I have legit noble blood. My family owns 13 estates around Denmark and the coat of arms is in the chapel of Frederiksborg Palace. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederiksborg_Palace) Thus, the coat of arms is not from one of those websites that finds names that share a common root and merges all the info together and generates a generic 25$ coat of arms for you, lol.

I had a couple questions about it though.

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Image (The family quartered with the main branch in the first coat)

Anyone know the significance of two arms holding a golden ball on top of the helm?

Anyone able to make out what the eagle is grasping in the 3rd picture?

What is the plant coming out of the helm on pictures 1 and 4?

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 Post subject: Re: Questions about my heraldry...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:27 pm 
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No luck on the other things but the thing under the eagle's talon is called fasces. It's basically a series of branches tied together into which an axe head is attached.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasces

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 Post subject: Re: Questions about my heraldry...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:32 pm 
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Thank you, off to read the article now.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:48 pm 
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You aristocrat. :P

According to this website, the armored arms ("Arm (or Hand) in Armour or Embowed") may refer to "A person with qualities of leadership".

The crown itself may be a "ducal coronet" according to this website.

The golden orb/circle (possibly a "Bezant/Byzantine Coin
[Also Besant; Gold Roundle]") may refer to "Worthy of trust of treasure." If it is "Tawney/Orange" then it may be a "tennis ball" or a literal "orange" (protestantism? wealth through trade/ability to get rare oranges?) In the third image you linked, the top left orb in the center certainly looks like a literal orange to me.

The "plant" in the crest may actually be "feathers", possibly meaning "(usually ostrich feathers) Sign of obedience and serenity", and "Beauty, power, and knowledge" if they are peacock feathers (I know they don't have that weird eye thing going on).

Definitely something you're going to want to spend a little cash and time on and find out the skinny.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:58 pm 
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Thank you both gentlemen. Pretty sure I'm going to build an alternate garb/armor kit around this recent discovery. I appreciate the help.

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