Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Ermine

See also: Ermine in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Ermine (1) §

Fur formed from a semy of ermine spots. Two contrasting tinctures. Blazoned “ermine” for sable spots on argent, “counter-ermine” for argent spots on sable, “erminois” for sable spots on Or, and “pean” for Or spots on sable. Any other combination is blazoned “tincture ermined tincture.”

Standard ermine was used routinely in period armory, while other color combinations were rare.

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Ermine (2) §

Fur formed from a semy of ermine spots. Two contrasting tinctures. Blazoned “ermine” for sable spots on argent, “counter-ermine” for argent spots on sable, “erminois” for sable spots on Or, and “pean” for Or spots on sable. Any other combination is blazoned “tincture ermined tincture.” Standard ermine was used routinely in period armory, while other color combinations were rare.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Ermine (3) §

Fur formed from a semy of ermine spots. Two contrasting tinctures. Blazoned “ermine” for sable spots on argent, “counter-ermine” for argent spots on sable, “erminois” for sable spots on Or, and “pean” for Or spots on sable. Any other combination is blazoned “tincture ermined tincture.” Standard ermine was used routinely in period armory, while other color combinations were rare.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Ermine (4) §

Fur formed from a semy of ermine spots. Two contrasting tinctures. Blazoned “ermine” for sable spots on argent, “counter-ermine” for argent spots on sable, “erminois” for sable spots on Or, and “pean” for Or spots on sable. Any other combination is blazoned “tincture ermined tincture.”

Standard ermine was used routinely in period armory, while other color combinations were rare.

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Ermine (5) §

Fur formed from a semy of ermine spots. Two contrasting tinctures. Blazoned “ermine” for sable spots on argent, “counter-ermine” for argent spots on sable, “erminois” for sable spots on Or, and “pean” for Or spots on sable. Any other combination is blazoned “tincture ermined tincture.” Standard ermine was used routinely in period armory, while other color combinations were rare.

Source: Boutell’s English Heraldry. Artist: R. B. Utting. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Ermine Passant Regardant §

A slender carnivore. May also be blazoned a “stoat”, “weasel”, “mink” or “ferret.” Default posture: statant. Proper coloration: white

with a black tail tip.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Unknown.

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