Boar

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How I emblazoned a Boar passant Or.

Category: Boar.

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Alexander Nisbet, schema

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Bordure engrailed and bordure invected.

Painting inspired in [Nisbet, A.; 1816; page 21, pictures 1 and 2], but with the 3 boar's heads of Alexander Nisbet within the 2nd bordure invected.

Blazon writen by the College of Arms for the coat of arms of Michael John Huxley-Evans «Per fess nebuly Sable and Ermine in chief a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper within a wreath of Thorns Or in base three Boar's Heads erased Sable armed Or.», but to differentiate from the «armed» of the claws, I prefer «tusked» to «armed» for the defenses/tusks of the boar's heads.


Blazon keywords: Bordure, Invected, Engrailed, Head and Boar.

Style keywords: Semi-circular.

Classification: Schema.

Bearer: Nisbet, Alexander.

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Byrne, Margaret

Party per chevron Gules and Vert, overall a chevron ermine between, in the dexter of the chief a dexter hand apaumée couped at the wrist, in the sinister of the chief a key palewise, ward to dexter chief, and in base a boar passant Argent.

Party per chevron Gules and Vert, overall a chevron ermine between, in the dexter of the chief a dexter hand apaumée couped at the wrist, in the sinister of the chief a key palewise, ward to dexter chief, and in base a boar passant Argent.

Coat of arms emblazoned by me with a pointed shape, illuminated, and with a leather finishing.


Blazon keywords: Party per chevron, Gules, Vert, Overall, One, Chevron, Ermine, Between, Dexter, Chief, Hand, Appaumée, Party per fess, Wrist, Sinister, Key, Palewise, Key ward, Base, Boar, Passant and Argent.

Style keywords: Outlined in sable, Pointed, Illuminated and Leather.

Classification: Personal, Interpreted and Coat of arms.

Bearer: Byrne, Margaret.

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Margaret Byrne, sealed

Party per chevron Gules and Vert, overall a chevron ermine between, in the dexter of the chief a dexter hand apaumée couped at the wrist, in the sinister of the chief a key palewise, ward to dexter chief, and in base a boar passant Argent. Motto: «To Thine Own Self Be True» Sable, with initial letters Gules, over a scroll Argent.

Party per chevron Gules and Vert, overall a chevron ermine between, in the dexter of the chief a dexter hand apaumée couped at the wrist, in the sinister of the chief a key palewise, ward to dexter chief, and in base a boar passant Argent. Motto: «To Thine Own Self Be True» Sable, with initial letters Gules, over a scroll Argent.

Design rationale

This design combines Byrne, O'Byrne, Ó Broin arms: «Gules, a chevron between three dexter hands apaumée couped at the wrist Argent», with O'Hanlon, Ó hAnluain arms: «Vert, on a mount in base proper, a boar passant Ermine».

These features embody the heraldic adaptation by Gaelic chieftains, integrating ancient tribal symbolism deeply rooted in Celtic mythology and rich local traditions from Wicklow and Armagh.

This design, while combining elements from each and respects this symbolism:

  • The layout of the traditional Byrne arms was chosen as the basis for the new arms to reflect the armiger's surname, however, for difference only one of the three dexter hands is employed but in the prime dexter position on the shield and retaining its tinctures. The sinister position has a key to emphasise and reflect the motto «To Thine Own Self Be True» as the essential or key message for one's life, integrity and honesty.
  • The base of the shield has the boar taken from the O'Hanlon arms, an ancient symbol of bravery, courage, and tenacity.
  • The chevron ermine was chosen to incorporate an element used in various versions of the Byrne and O'Hanlon traditional arms and to reflect the nobility of these two ancient clans/septs who fought long and hard to maintain their independence right up to the XVII century.

Blazon keywords: Party per chevron, Gules, Vert, Overall, One, Chevron, Ermine, Between, Dexter, Chief, Hand, Appaumée, Party per fess, Wrist, Sinister, Key, Palewise, Key ward, Base, Boar, Passant and Argent.

Style keywords: Outlined in sable and Pointed.

Classification: Personal, Interpreted, Coat of arms and Symbolism.

Bearer: Byrne, Margaret.

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Nisbet, A.; 1722

Alexander Nisbet, System of Heraldry, 1722, coat of arms

Alexander Nisbet, «System of Heraldry Speculative and Practical: With the True Art of Blazon», subtitle «according to the most approved heralds in Europe: illustrated with suitable examples of armoria figures, and achievements of the most considerable surnames and families in Scotland, together with historical and genealogical memorials relative thereto», printed by J. MackEuen, Edinburgh, 1722.


This is the very 1st edition of this book and I consult the edition [Nisbet, A.; 1816].


Bibliographical reference of century XVIII.

The author is Nisbet, Alexander.

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