Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Roundel

See also: Roundel in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Semy of Roundels (1) §

Semy of circular charges.

Blazoned “platy” for argent, “bezanty” for Or, “hurt” for azure, “semy of torteaux” for gules, “pellety” for sable, “pommy” for vert, and “golpy” for purpure.

Used routinely in period armory.

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Semy of Roundels (2) §

Semy of circular charges.

Blazoned “platy” for argent, “bezanty” for Or, “hurt” for azure, “semy of torteaux” for gules, “pellety” for sable, “pommy” for vert, and “golpy” for purpure.

Used routinely in period armory.

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Roundel (1) §

A circle.

There are special terms for each tincture. When gold it may be blazoned a “bezant” (gold coin), when silver a “plate” (silver coin), when gules a “torteau” (cake), when azure a “hurt” (berry), when sable an “ogress” or “pellet” (cannonball), when vert a “pomme” (apple), and when purpure a “golpe” (bruise).

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Roundel (2) §

A circle.

There are special terms for each tincture. When gold it may be blazoned a “bezant” (gold coin), when silver a “plate” (silver coin), when gules a “torteau” (cake), when azure a “hurt” (berry), when sable an “ogress” or “pellet” (cannonball), when vert a “pomme” (apple), and when purpure a “golpe” (bruise).

Source: Baltischer Wappen-Kalender. Artist: M. Kortmann.

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Roundel Barry Wavy, or Fountain §

A circle divided into wavy stripes.

If tinctured blue and white, said to represent water and may be blazoned a “fountain.”

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

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