Æthelmearc LoI dated 2017-03-13

Greetings unto the College of Arms from Madoc Garnet and Saiman Cornelian! This is Æ 190 - the first external LoI with the new Æ submissions team in place. Be brutal - it's the only way that we will learn.

This item was on the 06-2017 LoAR

1: Alrekr Bergsson - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2012, via Æthelmearc.

Per saltire gules and sable, in pale two wolf's heads erased and in fess two sheaves of arrows Or

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

This device was returned by Laurel in January 2016:

This device is returned for a redraw as the jags are too short. Please instruct the submitter on the proper way to draw erasing: either three or four prominent, pointed jags on the erasing, as described on the Cover Letter to the November 2001 LoAR:

Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved.

Alternatively, the submitter could decide to resubmit the device with wolf's heads couped.

We believe this submission addresses that problem.

Some internal commenters thought the arrow shafts might be a little thin. Since these are the same arrow depictions as previously submitted, and the arrows did not draw comment in that return, we believe that an AN would suffice.


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2: Arsalan Zigürtei - New Name

No major changes.
Sound (see Spelling) most important.
Language (see Spelling) most important.
Meaning (winged lion) most important.
Spelling (prefers the Arabic Arsalan to the Mongol Arslan) most important.

Herald of Record: self

Arsalan is an Arabic variant of the common Mongol Arslan (found in Baras-aghur Naran's "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names", http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongol.html) which the submitter located for us in Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria (included in the packet) by Daniella Talmon-Heller, referencing a Shaykh Arsalan. Per SENA Appendix C, we are permitted to combine Arabic and Mongolian elements. Additional references can be found in commentary on a similar submission from 2013 (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=29343)

Zigürtei is a Mongolian name element meaning "winged" per Ferdinand D. Lessing's Mongolian-English Dictionary, p. 1053; the meaning can be confirmed per this database ((http://starling.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/query.cgi?basename=dataaltmonget&root=config&morpho=0) -- search for "wing" under "meaning"). Note there should be a back-slash before data, between data and alt, and between alt and monget. For some reason OSCAR is not displaying them.

Baras-aghur Naran gives <name element> + <name element> as a legitimate structure in the previously registered article.

Internal commenters had difficulty with the by-name, as several of us are unfamiliar with Mongol onomastics. Submitter would appreciate any assistance in tweaking it to an acceptable by-name while retaining the meaning. As stated, submitter will not accept major changes.


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3: Brahen Lapidario - New Name & New Device

Argent, a lozenge gules between six French-cut gems in profile azure, a base gules

Sound (given name) most important.
Meaning (byname) most important.

Herald of record: Elsbeth Wulffeld

Brahen is a Spanish male given name found in Juliana de Luna's "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MoslemFullNames.html); a Brahen Raçoso bore the name sometime between the years 1477-1504.

Lapidario appears, in Italian, to mean "jewel-cutter". We have in John Florio's 1598 Italian/English dictionary, A Worlde of Wordes, the definition "Lapidario, a lapidarie, a ieweler. Alſo a maſon or digger of ſtones." (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio1598/221small.html) Further, <Lapidario> in Italian is also <Lapidario> in Spanish, according to Christoval de Las Casas's 1591 Vocabulario de las dos lenguas toscana y castellana... En dos partes, a Tuscan (Italian)/Castellana (Spanish) dictionary. This evidence came to light in Kingdom commentary, with gratitude to Coblaith Muimnech and Maridonna Benvenuti. We find this evidence sufficient to posit Lapidario as a plausible occupational byname in either Spanish or Italian.

If the byname is found to be Italian, our earliest date is 1591; the Spanish given name could date as early as 1477. With 114 years between these two name elements, well short of the regulation 300, we could combine them per SENA Appendix C.

<given> + <byname> is a permissible name pattern in both Spanish and Italian per SENA Appendix A.

Submitter has provided evidence that the French cut (a style of fancy cut) was known in period as early as the 15th century. Image 1 references Herbert Tillander, Diamond Cuts in Historic Jewelry, London, UK, 1995 (ISBN: 1874044074) as the source of the photos of actual cut gems in this form from that period. Image 2 shows a highlighted close-up of a French cut gem. Image 3 references the fancy-cut as one of the cuts known from the Cheapside Hoarde, and places knowledge and use of the fancy cut as early as the beginning of the 16th century. Submitter is fine with it being blazoned as either French-cut or fancy-cut, as long as he can get the specific detailing he wants (depicted on the forms.)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-03-08/15-39-23_Brahen_AJU_french_cut.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-03-08/15-39-25_Brahen_Londons_Lost_Jewels.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-03-08/15-39-29_Brahen_London_Museum.jpg


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4: Hrólfr á Fjárfelli - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2016, via Æthelmearc.

Argent, estencelé sable, an ash tree proper issuant from a mountain sable

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Previous submission, Argent estencely sable, an elm tree proper issuant from a mountain vert, was returned at Laurel in June 2016 for conflict with Christian of Orange, Argent, an orange tree fructed proper issuant from a mount vert, with only one DC for the field treatment.

We have changed the tincture of the mountain to sable to get the second DC.


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5: Isabel Johnston - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of December 18, 2016 as submitted.

Per saltire sable and purpure, a saltire argent and overall a winged spur leathered Or

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Name is in progress and may be found on Æ 186.


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6: Lisabetta Rossi - New Name & New Device

Per fess vert and chevronelly vert and Or, on a fess Or three apples gules, in chief a bee Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Italian) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Lisabetta is an Italian feminine given name found once in Juliana de Luna's "A Listing of all Women's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensalpha.html).

Rossi is an Italian byname, specifically a family name, found once in Juliana de Luna's "A Listing of Family names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/familyalpha.html).

<given> + <byname> needs no further documentation in Italian per SENA Appendix A.

Clear of Elisabetta Rosa by a deleted syllable in the given name and a different second syllable in the byname.

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Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Internal commentary noted that the 6th trait (the Or tip at the bottom of the escutcheon) is difficult to see at any distance. We believe that an AN is sufficient.


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7: Símon á Fjárfelli - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2016, via Æthelmearc.

Azure, a drakkar argent and a mountain Or, a chief argent

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Previous submission, Azure, a drakkar argent and a mountain issuant from base Or, was returned by Laurel in June 2016 for conflict with the device of Cilléne mac Conghalaigh, Azure, a lymphad with sail set and oars shipped argent, in dexter chief a mullet of eight points Or, with only 1 DC for the change to secondary charge.

The addition of the chief argent provides the necessary second DC.


I have been, and always will be, your friend --Spock

I have been, and always will be, at your service,

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 3 New Names and 3 New Devices. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them. OSCAR counts 3 Resub Devices. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.