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Atlantia ILoI - 2023-05-26

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4: Atlantia, Kingdom of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1981, via Atlantia.

Award of the Golden Elephant

Meaning (golden lamp casting light on arts and sciences) most important.

The name follows the pattern of color + charge found in Smith's "Medieval Secular Order Names" at,

In that article, the color "Gold(en)" occurs in the names of the Golden Apple (France), Golden Fleece (France), Golden Shield (France), Golden Spur (Italy), and Golden Tree (France).

The elephant is a period heraldic charge. In the Pictorial Dictionary online at Batonvert notes: "The elephant is statant by default; its "proper" tincture is grey with argent tusks. It is sometimes shown with a castle or tower on its back, such as recorded in the Visitation of Wales, 1530 [Woodcock & Robinson 149]"

The name does not conflict with or presume upon the protected Order of the Elephant. Under a recent ruling precedent decrees that presumption cannot be cleared with a real-world chivalric order simply by the addition of a Society territorial name. But the difference here is the addition of a color descriptive which should allow registration of the currently submitted form.

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