A New Coat of Arms Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Historyfan 92, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Perhaps something similar to this one of Ingolstadt in Bavaria?
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  2. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    2 variants for you:

    For Visheslav1.png For Visheslav2.png
     
  3. Višeslav Well-Known Member

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    I love it. Especially since the panther-dragon thing looks a lot like (is?) the Caranthian Panther. The second variant is excellent. I dont like the 1st one as much, since it compresses an already thin charge a lot. But I reallz like the second one. Thanks. I'll see if anyone else does something, but i'll probably end up using yours.
     
  4. Višeslav Well-Known Member

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    There's a couple of reasons. First of all, Slovenia's current COA uses modern symbols, and its main blazon is Mt. Triglav, a mountain in Slovenia, so it relies on geography for its symbols. Another (older) coat of arms comes from the symbols of the Croatian "Illyrian movement", which would have no influence over this state. The Carniolan coat of arms comes from the rulers of that area as well. Also, this state was not part of Austria, so there is another big difference between the major heraldic influences in Slovenia and this alternate state.
     
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  5. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Yeah it's the continental heraldic panther that's associated with old Carantanian lands and thus also used in Austria and Bavaria.
    I've used a recoloured one that was apparently the old arms of Austria. Author unknown according to Wikipedia Commons copyright.
     
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  6. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    Design for a British United States coat of arms that I'm no longer using for an in-the-works timeline.
     
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  7. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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    is there any chance you could remove the motto and fill half of the escutcheon with the british royal standard?
     
  8. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    I don't have the working file anymore, so if I were to do it it would take a long time to get it to look good. Anyone else is free to use or modify it for you though.
     
  9. Clandango Disestablishmentarianist

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    Yikes. Not about the quality of your work, I am just imagining if they tried making the top of those two centuries ago. Coats of arms from back then and now certainly have changed in precision. That, and people now know what loins and dolphins look like. Not that those would exactly help them in making things with dragons.

    The purple heart is not the most appealing shade or color. I am guessing this was a placeholder for putting down a Purple Heart of some sort to symbolize a medal? Though I suppose medals and orders were mostly for the coat of arms of people. If you do a similar coat of arms later, I would suggest keeping the arrowheads and the leaves and such of the olive branches visible. Anyways, can you give any details of this planned timeline of yours? I can only imagine how complicated the coat of arms might get.
     
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    The purple heart is the order color, descendant of the Order of Military Merit but not a replacement for the modern Purple Heart medal.
    The timeline is still being worked on, just not ready to post yet so I won't say too much. The American colonies stays apart of Britain as a dominion, though this is not the POD.
     
  11. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Not quite sure I follow you. There was no set standard of depiction or art for heraldry. Various heralds could all produce slightly different versions of the same arms and none were definitive - a badly drawn panther would still be a panther.
     
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  12. Keperry Well-Known Member

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    The middle coat of arms of the Empire of Louisiana in Another America:

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    The imperial arms of Louisiana feature a pelican in her piety symbolizing Louisiana itself, three fleurs-de-lis under a white label representing the House of Orleans, a deer and bear as supporters to symbolize the vast and untamed wilderness of North America, a compartment of cotton representing the plantation economy, flags of Louisiana, a modified version of the Crown of Orleans, and the Order of the Holy Spirit.