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The [[herald]]ic term for [[black]].
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The [[herald]]ic term for [[black]]. According to ''[[The Blazon of Gentrie]]'' it signifies the following:
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# Planets: Saturn
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# Precious Stones: [[diamond]], [[agate]], or [[Chelydoin]]
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# [[Virtue]]s: [[Prudence]] and [[Constance]]
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# Celestial signs: Capricorn and Aquarius
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# Months: December and January
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# Days of the Week: Saturday
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# Ages of Man: Decrepit old age
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# Flowers: The [[aubifaine]]
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# Elements: Earth
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# Seasons of the Year: Winter
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# Complexions: [[melancholic|Melancholy]]
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# Numbers: 5, 8
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# Metals: [[Iron]] and [[Lead]]
  
 
See [[colour]].
 
See [[colour]].
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Its name comes from a small furry animal kin to the marten, which can have natural lustrous black fur (though in heraldry it is classed as a [[colour]] not a [[fur]]).
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[[Category:Device heraldry]]

Latest revision as of 05:02, 11 September 2007

The heraldic term for black. According to The Blazon of Gentrie it signifies the following:

  1. Planets: Saturn
  2. Precious Stones: diamond, agate, or Chelydoin
  3. Virtues: Prudence and Constance
  4. Celestial signs: Capricorn and Aquarius
  5. Months: December and January
  6. Days of the Week: Saturday
  7. Ages of Man: Decrepit old age
  8. Flowers: The aubifaine
  9. Elements: Earth
  10. Seasons of the Year: Winter
  11. Complexions: Melancholy
  12. Numbers: 5, 8
  13. Metals: Iron and Lead

See colour.

Its name comes from a small furry animal kin to the marten, which can have natural lustrous black fur (though in heraldry it is classed as a colour not a fur).