Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art


Bean §

A seed from a pod-producing plant. Broad beans (known as "favas" in North America) were grown in Europe starting around eight thousand years ago, while other varieties (ancestors of kidney, pinto, and black beans) were brought to Europe from the Americas in the 1500s.

Default orientation: unclear. No proper coloration.

Source: Insignia Nobilium Patavinorum. Artist unknown. (Arms of Fazoli, folio 13.)

Beanpod §

Broad beans have been grown in Asia and Europe for thousands of years. Their Italian name is “fava bean.”

Alternately, this image might depict a seed pod of the broom plant.

Default alignment: stem to chief.

Source: Guillim’s Display of Heraldry. Artist unknown.