Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Wheel

See also: Spinning wheel and Wheel in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Cog-Wheel (1) §

A toothed wheel used to transmit rotary power in a machine. May be blazoned a “gear-wheel.”

Default orientation: affronty. No proper coloration.

Source: Wappenbuch des Landkreises Hannover. Artist: Gustav Völker.

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Cog-Wheel (2) §

A toothed wheel used to transmit rotary power in a machine. May be blazoned a “gear-wheel.”

Default orientation: affronty. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Cog-Wheel (3) §

A toothed wheel used to transmit rotary power in a machine. May be blazoned a “gear-wheel.”

Default orientation: affronty. No proper coloration.

Source: Wappenbuch Süddeutschland. Artist: Unknown. (Page 288.)

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Ship's Wheel §

A ship’s steering wheel. Default orientation: one point to chief.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Angharat Goch verch Gwenhover.

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Wheel (1) §

A wheel for a cart or wagon.

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Wheel (2) §

A wheel for a cart or wagon.

No proper coloration.

Source: Bergshammar Armorial. Artist unknown. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Wheel (3) §

A wheel for a cart or wagon.

No proper coloration.

Source: Insignia Florentinorum. Artist unknown. (From the arms of Nasi, fol. 101.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Catherine Wheel (1) §

A wheel with knives attached to the edge.

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

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Catherine Wheel (2) §

A wheel with knives attached to the edge.

Default orientation: in annulo. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Wheel of Fortune §

A medieval symbol of the variability of human fate. Sometimes shown with human figures bound to the wheel, rising and falling in turn.

Default orientation: upright. Proper coloration: brown wood.

Source: Die Theuerdank. Artist: Leonhard Beck. (Published in 1519. Fortune’s wheel is used as a personal heraldic device throughout.)

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