Coat of arms I designed for a PhD and a professional linguist from Australia

Coat of arms I designed for a PhD and a professional linguist from Australia

This coat of arms (made in a digital painting technique) for a PhD and a professional linguist from Australia is quite unusual. It strongly represents my client and includes all extremely important elements for his life and work. The shield blazon as follows:

The Blazon:

ARMS: Azure a bear rampant Or, in chief an open book proper, on dexter page the Deseret letter THEE (𐐜), on sinister page the Old English letter THORN (þ).

HELM: (see crest)

CREST: Upon the doctoral cap of the University of California [in lieu of helm] proper, an eighteenth-century American small sword pale-wise, point to base and knuckle bow in sinister surmounted by a sugarcane machete in bend surmounted by an ax in bend sinister, all proper, thereon a wyvern Gules armed and langued Azure.

MANTLING: The doctoral robes and hood of the University of California Azure doubled Or.

SUPPORTERS: Dexter a cassowary and sinister an American alligator, both proper, upon a compartment of grass proper growing therefrom coontie cycads coning proper.

SLOGAN: Aunwerd
MOTTO: Êvver fæþfûl tu ð’ truuþ

Instead of a traditional mantling we can see a cap and gown of a PhD grantee from the University of CA system. The wyvern in the crest is based of the U.K. city of Carlisle creature and supporters are an alligator on one side and a cassowary on the other.


If you are looking for a similar crest for you, your family or your company, please click on the “Order” link in the menu. You can send me an email using the contact form there, describing what coat of arms would you like me design for you. Also, you can click on “Prices” link in the same menu to read more about symbolic elements used in heraldry. Every element in the coat of arms should have its meaning. For example “a spade” a tool of agriculture; symbol of honest labour. “Jasmine”: signifies hope, joy and a demonstration of attachment. Please note, that there is no such thing as a ‘coat of arms for a surname’. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms. A family crest belongs to individuals.

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