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.

Serpent Entwined About A Pillar §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

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

Serpent Erect (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Serpent Erect (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

Serpent Erect (3) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Serpent Erect (4) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Armorial de Waignart. Artist: Pierre Waignart. (MS 251, folio 375r.)

Serpent Erect Tail Nowed §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux (attributed).

Serpent Glissant (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Serpent Glissant (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Scheibler Armorial. Artist unknown. (Arms of Elchingen, folio 88.)

Serpent Glissant (3) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist unknown.

Serpent Glissant (4) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Serpent Glissant Palewise §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

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

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

Serpent Glissant Palewise Vorant of a Human (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

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

This arrangement with a serpent azure or vert is restricted as a badge of the Visconti family of Milan, where it is known as the “biscione.”

Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin froma mosaic of the arms of the Visconti family.

Serpent Glissant Palewise Vorant of a Human (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

This arrangement with a serpent azure or vert is restricted as a badge of the Visconti family of Milan, where it is known as the “biscione.”

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke. (From page 37.)

Serpent Involved (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Serpent Involved (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Schlesisches Wappenbuch. Artist unknown. Adapted by Iago ab Adam.

Serpent In Annulo Vorant Of Its Tail (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Serpent In Annulo Vorant Of Its Tail (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Heralds’ Point Artists. Artist: Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Serpent In Annulo Vorant Of Its Tail (3) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Þórý Veðardóttir. License: CC BY-NC-SA; commercial use requires permission.

Serpent Nowed (1) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Serpent Nowed (2) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement.

Serpent Nowed (3) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.

Serpent Nowed (4) §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Two Serpents Entwined §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Source: Insignia Nobilium Veronensium, Vicentinorum. Artist unknown. (From the arms of Brognoniga, folio 12.)

Three Serpents Fretted §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Þórý Veðardóttir. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. License: CC BY-NC-SA; commercial use requires permission.

Winged Serpent Glissant §

No default posture. No proper coloration.

Artist: Ræv Kolfinnsson.