Artemisia LoI dated 2017-02-27

Ii-wy em hotep Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Brunissende 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,

These are the paid items received by Golden Pillar since Artemisia's latest LoI dated 2017-Jan-30. In all cases where Golden Pillar was the consulting herald Golden Wing made the decision to send the items up. All items have been checked for conflict at Kingdom. Enjoy.

1: Alexandru Morar - New Name & New Device

Barry wavy argent and gules, a rat rampant Or irradiated sable.

Alexandru - Given name documented in the christening record of Alexandru Dagge on 18 Nov 1607 in RANGEWORTHY, GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND. IGI Batch C04935-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JM74-X36

Morar - Surname documented in the marriage record of Robt. Morar and Rose Wallar on 07 May 1602 in Saint Paul, Bedford, Bedford, England. IGI Batch M06202-3. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVW9-V2D

Despite the English documentation the intent is for this name to be Wallachian.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

The May 1998 CL notes that complex charges irradiated are period:

The griffin is shown irradiated (i.e., emitting rays) as a symbol of luxury and its opposite, restraint. For this reason it became the emblem of a medieval order, the Tankard Order of the kingdom of Aragon." Heraldry: Sources, Symbols and Meaning by Ottfried Neubecker.
http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1998/05/cvr.html

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

Commentary at kingdom cited multiple rulings on the subject of irradiation. They can be read at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=71264


2: Alexandru Morar - New Alternate Name

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

Edward Shortshanks

Edward - Old English given name recorded by R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Edward". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/name/Edward

Shortshanks - constructed English nickname based on the pattern in the names Cruickshanks (R&W pg. xxxix, 811), Greyschanke (R&W pg. 1399), Greatshanks (R&W pg. 1402), Shortshank' (R&W pg. 1402), Longshanks (R&W pg. 1989), and Whitshonk (R&W pg. 3379). Nicknames based on animal-like traits such as Craneshanks, Dogshanks, Pieshanks, and Sheepshanks were excluded from this list.

Cruickshank, Cruickshanks, Cruikshank, Crookshank, Crookshanks:
John Crokeshanks 1296 CalSc (Haddington); Christin Cmkschank 1334 Black (Aberdeen). A Scottish name, from ON krókr `hook, something bent', and OE sceanca `shank, leg', `crooked leg', in early forms always singular.

Greyschanke - found under Graybeard:
Greiberd 1207 Cur (Ha); Richard Greyberde 1279 RH (O); William Greyberd 1332 SRWa. `Grey beard', OE beard. cf. Ralph Greyeye 13th CartNat `grey eyes'; Artur Grayfot 1243 AssDu `grey foot'; Robert Greyleg 1327 SRSo `grey leg'; Gilbert Greyschanke 1279 RH (C) `grey shanks'.

Greatshanks:
Robert Greleschanke 1296 SRNb. `Big legs', OE grēat, sceanca. cf. John Shortshank' 1379 PTY `short legs'; Sefar Brokesanke 1202 Pleas (Nf) `broken leg'

Shortshank' - found under Greatshanks

Longshank, Longshanks:
Richard Longschaunk 1307, Longschankes 1315 Wak (Y); John Langssonke 1334 SRK. `Long legs', OE lang, sceanca. cf. John Craneshank 1507 FFEss `crane legs'.

Whitshonk - found under Whitebrow:
John Witbrowe 1332 SRCu; William Qwhitbrow 1376 Black; Richard Whitebrow 1401 AssLa. `With white eyebrows', OE hwīt, brū. cf. William Whytebon 1327 SRLei `white bone'; Alice Witfax 1289 Misc (Y) `white hair'; Robert Wytfleis 1223 Pat (Y) `white flesh'; John Whitshonk 1401 AssLa `white shanks'.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

Additional docs from Basil Lions Heart:

Some more documentation, from the MED (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED39780&egs=all&egdisplay=open):

(1307) Nickname in LuSE 55 119: Ric. Longschaunk.

(1314) Nickname in LuSE 55 119: Ric. Longchankes.

(1323) Nickname in LuSE 55 189: Henr. Whitshonk.

(1379) Nickname in LuSE 55 66: Joh. Brouneshank.

Looks like a reasonable construction to me. YMMV.

I didn't find any conflict.


3: Alexandru Morar - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A rat rampant Or irradiated sable

The May 1998 CL notes that complex charges irradiated are period:

The griffin is shown irradiated (i.e., emitting rays) as a symbol of luxury and its opposite, restraint. For this reason it became the emblem of a medieval order, the Tankard Order of the kingdom of Aragon." Heraldry: Sources, Symbols and Meaning by Ottfried Neubecker.
http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1998/05/cvr.html

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


4: Jeremias Xenophon - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2016, via Artemisia.

Argent, a frog couchant affronty vert and on a chief gules three bees fesswise reversed Or.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar


5: Ophelia La Porreta - New Name

Ophelia - English given name recorded in Hamlet by William Shakespeare - 1603. shakespeare.mit.edu/hamlet/hamlet.1.3.html

La Porreta - meaning "little leek" or "little mulberry bush" - 1514. heraldry.sca.org/names/latefrenchfem.html

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

Additional docs from Seraphina Golden Dolphin:

This might be better to use, found in the SCA Problems Names Revisted. http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2016/SCA%20Problem%20Names%20Revisited.pdf

Ophelia: Because Hamlet was written after 1600, Ophelia previously had not been registerable as a literary name. However, variant spellings used by real people have been found in the Family Search Historical Records, including two examples that pre-date the play:

OPHALIA KING; Female; Christening; 07 Aug 1575; Kings Areley, Worcester, England; Batch: C13561-5

OPHALIA COLIER; Female; Christening; 13 May 1599; Kings Areley, Worcester, England;Batch: C13561-5

OPHILA TYLMAN; Female; Marriage; 24 Aug 1629;: Colyton, Devon, England;Batch: M00185-1

In addition, the June 2014 LoAR states: "The submitted spelling Ophelia was only documented using an I batch within FamilySearch. I batches are not suitable as the sole documentation for a name element. Withycombe, s.n. Ophelia, notes that an Ophelia Marchant of Bath married John Rickman (born 1587). After the Pelican decision meeting, Siren was able to date this marriage to 1610 (hive.org/stream/myancestors00penn/#page/n11/mode/2up, pp. 42 and 65). The date of the marriage and the appearance of the variant spelling Ophalia well before 1600 makes it implausible that the name only came into use after its appearance in Hamlet. Therefore, the submitted name can be registered." [Ophelia le Fayre, June 2014 LoAR, A-Atenveldt].

Additional docs from Coblaith Muimnech:
In case there's any concern that Shakespeare might have invented the name "Ophelia" in 1603 (which would, of course, make it post-period): The Italian poet Jacopo Sannazaro made it up for his Arcadia in the 1480s. The original form was "Ofelia", but the 1534 print edition published by Aldus shows "Ophelia" (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale de Firenze, Ald.1.3.17.a, p. 49; https://archive.org/stream/ita-bnc-ald-00000096-001#page/n105).

I don't know when "Ophelia" made the transition from a literary name to a real one, but Sannazaro's Arcadia was an important work, widely known among educated people, so it is at least not an obscure reference. If a pattern of use of literary names by women in late-15th or 16th century Italy can be found, that ought be enough to support it. French and Italian name phrases can be used in the same name (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixCFrench) so long as they're documented within 300 years of each other (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#PN2C2).

Evidence of the use in French, Dutch, English, Welsh, German, or Iberian of names from Italian poetry would work, too, I suppose.


6: Violetta de Veneziana - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Artemisia LoI of October 26, 2016 as submitted.

Purpure, a hippopotamus statant contourny and on a chief nebuly argent four purple violets proper.

The previous iteration of this device was withdrawn from Artemisia LoI dated 2016-10-26 on 2016-Dec-11 due to the possibility that the violets would be blazoned as trefoils. In order to preserve the cant the violets in this submission were redrawn using violets from the registered arms and badge of Serafina Rossi as a template (Jan, Nov 2013 respectively, both via Meridies).

https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=26740

https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=34830

At kingdom the alternate blazon Purpure, a hippopotamus statant contourny and on a chief nebuly argent four violets purpure was proposed by Michael Gerard Curtememoire. As the client prefers the violets to be drawn with gold centers this is being sent up with the blazon proposed by Brenna Lowri o Ruthin.


Thanks be to all those who contributed to these submissions at Kingdom including but not limited to Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Basil Lions Heart, Coblaith Muimnech, Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín, Seraphina Golden Dolphin, Maridonna Benvenuti, Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, Hallerna Stjǫrnukona, and Conchobhar Golden Wing.

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 2 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 2 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 7 items submitted on this letter.