Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Ermine

See also: Ermine in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

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 “paen” for Or spots on sable. Any other combination is blazoned “tincture ermined tincture.”

Ermine (1) §

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

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Ermine (2) §

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) §

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

Source: Fox-Davies. Artist: Graham Johnston. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Ermine (4) §

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

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Ermine (5) §

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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