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Artemisia LoI dated 2017-08-31

Ii-wy em hotep Emma Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath. Ankh, udja, seneb. Ii-wy em hotep members of the College of Arms. Ii-wy em hotep all who read these words from Sneferu Golden Pillar and the Artemisian College of Heralds,

This is a supplemental letter to August's primary letter dated 2017-08-27. Enjoy.

1: Bronzehelm, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of Saint Hildegarde of Bingen

(Fieldless) On an open book azure two quill pens in saltire Or

Hildegarde of Bingen was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath. She is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.

Although the history of her formal consideration is complicated, she has been recognized as a saint by branches of the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. On 7 October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named her a Doctor of the Church.

This follows the pattern of 'order of saint's name' as listed in Medieval Secular Order Names

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald, found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

This pattern is the second most common pattern found in our period of study, as shown in the chart at the beginning of the article.

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

Commenters at kingdom were concerned with the potential for presumption in this name. The alternate name Order of Saint Hildegarde of Bronzehelm was suggested.

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

This badge was redrawn at kingdom with the submitters approval. The original artwork is image 1.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-08-26/09-13-26_Saint_Hldegarde_of_Bingen_badge_color_redacted.jpg


2: Bronzehelm, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of the Acorn of Bronzehelm

(Fieldless) An acorn azure

The acorn is the fruit of the oak tree; for that reason, it was considered a symbol of latent strength. It's a period charge, found in the arms of Gilsburgh or Gillsborough, c.1490 [DBA2 350]. The acorn's Society default is with stem to chief, which seems to be the opposite of medieval convention.

This can be found at: http://mistholme.com/?s=acorn

his follows the pattern of 'order of heraldic charge' as listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald, found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

This pattern is the most common pattern found in our period of study, as shown in the chart at the beginning of the article.

Adding the group name (as allowed by SENA C.2.f.) gives the total award name.

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

This badge was redrawn at kingdom with the submitters approval. The original artwork is image 1.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-08-26/09-14-00_Acorn_badge_color_redacted.jpg


3: Bronzehelm, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of the Anvil of Bronzehelm

(Fieldless) An anvil azure

An Anvil is a period object. Information from the online version of the online Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, under the header of 'anvil' has this information:

An anvil is an iron block on which metalware is hammered into shape. It's a period charge, found in the arms of Wolstone, temp. Henry VI [DBA1 9]. In English heraldry, the unmodified term "anvil" refers to the armorer's anvil [Franklyn 12]: portable, with a spike on the bottom for fixing it in place during use. If this form is intended in the Society, it must be explicitly blazoned.

In Society heraldry, the unmodified term "anvil" usually refers to the blacksmith's anvil. The number of horns, unless specified, is left to the artist; both double-horned anvils (also called "bickerns") and single-horned anvils are documented period artifacts. A "square anvil" is one with no horns.

This information can be found at http://mistholme.com/?s=anvil

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

This badge was redrawn at kingdom with the submitters approval. The original artwork is image 1.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-08-26/09-15-12_Anvil_badge_color_redacted.jpg


4: Bronzehelm, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of the Bronzehelm B

(Fieldless) On the sinister cheek of a helm affronty Or a "beorc" rune sable

This order name is a combination of the group name (allowed by SENA C.2.f.) and a single symbol - a letter B.

Letters are heraldic charges (or symbols) and thus this follows the pattern of 'order of heraldic charge' as listed in

Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald, found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

This pattern is the most common pattern found in our period of study, as shown in the chart at the beginning of the article.

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

Commenters at kingdom questioned whether it was allowed to use the Barony's name in nominative case as a proper adjective. The alternate form of the name Order of the B of Bronzehelm was suggested.

It was also questioned at kingdom whether an order name can exist in which the only heraldic charge is abstract.

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

This badge was redrawn at kingdom with the submitters approval. Several versions were presented. The barony overwhelmingly preferred the version being sent up. The blazon has been changed to reflect the new placement of the rune.

The original artwork is image 1.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-08-26/09-20-00_Bronzehelm_B_badge_color_redacted.jpg


5: Bronzehelm, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of the Rivet of Bronzehelm

In the Letter of Acceptances and Returns dated to August, 2014, the Barony of Unser Hafen, in the Kingdom of the Outlands, registered an order name as 'Order of the Rivet'. Part of that acceptance states:

'Rivets are a period artifact, and thus are a plausible heraldic charge that can be used as the basis of an order name.'

This follows the pattern of 'order of heraldic charge' as listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald, found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

This pattern is the most common pattern found in our period of study, as shown in the chart at the beginning of the article.

Adding the group name (as allowed by SENA C.2.f.) gives the total award name.

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage


6: Bronzehelm, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of the Rock

(Fieldless) A rock Or

A rock is a physical object that has been used in heraldry before.

From the online version of the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, 3rd edition, is this information under the entry 'rock':

A rock is an irregular mass of stone; it is also called a "stone", though that usually implies a smaller mass. When used as an independent charge, the rock is drawn lumpishly to distinguish it from a roundel. Rocks are found in the canting arms of Pedrosa, c.1540 [Nobreza xvi].

This can be found at http://mistholme.com/?s=rock

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

Consulting herald Shauna Golden Sage

This badge was redrawn at kingdom with the submitters approval. The original artwork is image 1.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=994/2017-08-26/09-16-03_Rock_badge_color_redacted.jpg


Thanks be to Apollonia Black Pillar and to all who helped with these items at kingdom including but not limited to Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Shauna Golden Sage, Conchobhar Golden Wing, and Ursula Palimpsest.

Senebty,

Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit
Golden Pillar Herald
Kingdom of Artemisia

Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names.


OSCAR counts 6 New Order Names and 5 New Badges. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.

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