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1 The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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3 The Blazon

4 The blazon of a coat of arms is the written, technical description used by an heraldic artist when painting or drawing the arms. The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

5 The language of a blazon uses terms derived from Norman French. The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

6 For example… The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

7 The Colours Gules Azure Sable Vert Purpure Proper The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

8 The Metals Or (Gold) Argent (Silver) The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

9 Sinister Left Dexter Right

10 An example of arms granted to an individual, Gary Mitchell, by the Canadian Heraldic Authority. The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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12 Helm or Helmet Crest Shield Mantling Crest Wreath Motto The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

13 Gules fretty semé of billets Argent And keys Or; And upon a helmet mantled Azure and doubled Argent within a wreath of these colours, This crest: A sea otter flotant Argent semé of ermine spots Azure bearing in its forepaws a mascle Gules And for a motto: TO PERSEVERE. The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

14 Gules The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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16 Fretty The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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18 semé of billets Argent The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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20 and keys Or The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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22 And upon a helmet mantled Azure and doubled Argent The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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24 within a wreath of these colours, The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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26 This crest: A sea otter flotant Argent The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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28 semé of ermine spots Azure The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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30 bearing in its forepaws a mascle Gules The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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32 And for a motto: TO PERSEVERE The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

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34 Gules fretty semé of billets Argent And keys Or; And upon a helmet mantled Azure and doubled Argent within a wreath of these colours, This crest: A sea otter flotant Argent semé of ermine spots Azure bearing in its forepaws a mascle Gules And for a motto: TO PERSEVERE. The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada

35 Presentation Design: Allan Ailo 2006 BC/Yukon Chapter

36 The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada British Columbia/Yukon Branch

37 Concept, Design & Artwork: Allan Ailo BC/Yukon Branch The arms of Gary Mitchell are used with the kind permission of the bearer. v


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