Millstone

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

With its millrind

Millstone outlined, metal Or, and lights and shadows.

Without millrind

Millstone outlined, metal Argent, and lights and shadows.

Category: Millstone.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

André, lineage of France

Gules, a millstone Or.

Blazon of the André lineage of France.

Gules, a millstone Or.

Escudo de gules, una piedra de molino de oro.

Illuminated and a watercolor finishing with shadow in the hole.

For its better identification, I have painted the millstone with the ring that fixes it to its axis. This ring is called a millrind, it is made of iron, and usually has 4 arms to better fix the millstone. Millrinds may appear on coats of arms independently of millstones. Another heraldic element related to the previous ones is the millwheel, which is a toothed gear that is part of the mill mechanism but should not be confused with the millstone that grinds the grain.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, One, Millstone and Or.

Style keywords: Watercolor, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Semi-circular.

Classification: Interpreted, Lineage and Kingdom of France.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Ferrer i Vives, F.; 1995

Francesc d'A Ferrer i Vives, «Heraldica Catalana», 3 volumes, Volume I A-F, Volume II G-P, Volume III Q-Z, ISBN of the complete work 84-7304-204-2, Legal Deposit B.20.464 - april 1995, Editorial Milla, Carrer de Sant Pau 21, Barcelona, 1995.

Poumola lineage, Volume II, page 362

Bibliographical reference of century XX.

Classification: Catalan language and In black and white.

The author is Ferrer i Vives, Francesc d'A.

The following article cites this bibliographic reference:

Internal resources: Paper book.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

García Carraffa, A.; García Carraffa, A.; 1968

Alberto García Carraffa y Arturo García Carraffa, with the colaboration of Armando de Fluviá y Escorsa, «El Solar Catalán, Valenciano y Balear», 4 volumes, Volume I Abad-Cebrián, 443 pages, Volume II Celma-Malda, 449 pages, Volume III Malendric-Quirant, 425 pages, Volume IV Rabasa-Zenarbe y apéndice, 516 pages, 1st edition, Heraldic Collection, edited by Librería Internacional, San Sebastián, 1968.

First edition, Heraldic Collection, 1968

Bibliographical reference of century XX.

Classification: Castilian language and Black and white with color plates.

Authors: García Carraffa, Alberto and García Carraffa, Arturo.

Here are the articles quoting this reference:

Internal resources: Paper book.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Poumola, lineage of Catalonia

Gules, a millstone Argent.

Blazon of the Poumola lineage of Catalonia.

Gules, a millstone Argent.

Escudo de gules, una piedra de molino de plata.

Illuminated and a watercolor finishing with shadow in the hole.

It blazon is describe in [Cadenas y Vicent, V. de; 1987; page 1429], [García Carraffa, A.; García Carraffa, A.; 1968; volume 3, page 358], and [Ferrer i Vives, F.; 1995; volume 2, page 362].

In this case, my theory is that this coat of arms is an example of «canting arms». «Canting arms» use a word or words of the surname or inside the surname to make the coat of arms. The surname Poumola is from Catalonia, we can split the surname into 2 parts «pou-mola», in Catalonian language a) «pou» means «well» and b) «mola» means «millstone» ~ «cadascuna de les dues pedres de forma circular que componen el molí», [GDLC; 1998], and this could be the reason of the symbolism of this coat of arms. «Canting» in heraldry means «talking» or «chatting», in Spanish «canting arms» is translated as «armas parlantes». Some heralds call «canting» to this creative technic.


Blazon keywords: Without divisions, Gules, One, Millstone and Argent.

Style keywords: Watercolor, Outlined in sable, Illuminated and Ogee.

Classification: Interpreted, Lineage and Canting.

 

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