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Coat of Arms for the Sólareyjar


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The rule of tincture : metal should not be put on metal, nor colour on colour. This means that Or and Argent (gold and silver, which are represented by yellow and white) may not be placed on each other; neither may any of the colours (azure, gules, purpure, vert and sometimes sable) be placed on another colour.

 

One of the most famous armes à enquérir was the arms chosen by Godfrey of Bouillon, and later used by his brother Baldwin of Boulogne when he was made King of Jerusalem, which had five gold crosses on a silver field (traditionally rendered "Argent a Cross potent between four plain Crosslets Or"). This use of metal on metal is seen on the arms of the King of Jerusalem, the Bishop's mitre in the arms of Andorra and the arms of the county of Nord-Trøndelag in Norway. It indicates the exceptional holy and special status of this particular coat of arms.

 

An example of "colour on colour" is the arms of Albania, with its sable two-headed eagle on a gules field. On the rare occasions this rule has been violated, the offending charge has perhaps most often been a chief, which has led some commentators to question whether the rule should apply to a chief, or even whether a chief should be considered a charge at all, but rather a division of the field. However, this is a radically minorial view.

 

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A coat of arms representing the peoples constituting the population of the Sólareyjar would be:

 

Quarterly, I azure a torc Or; II argent a deer Sable; III argent a seven pointed star Vert; IV azure an amphora Or; overall an escutcheon azure a sun Or.

 

The first quarter represents the Celts;

 

The second quarter represents the Norse;

 

The third quarter represents the Elves;

 

The fourth quarter represents the Greco-Romans.

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