Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Serpent

See also: Serpent in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A snake. May be blazoned a “viper,” a “snake,” or any period variety of snake. No default posture. No proper coloration.

Serpent Entwined About A Pillar §

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

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Serpent Erect §

The dragon-like head shown here is typical of early depictions of serpents.

Traced by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin from a mosaic of the arms of the Visconti family of Milan.

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Serpent Erect Vorant of a Child §

The dragon-like head shown here is typical of early depictions of serpents. The image of a snake devouring a child (or a Turk) is associated with Milan, where it is known as the “biscione.”

Traced by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin from a mosaic of the arms of the Visconti family of Milan.

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Serpent Glissant §

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Serpent In Annulo §

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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Serpent Nowed §

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art 3. Artist unknown.

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