(urth) Ship Volant

Son of Witz sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Tue Feb 17 10:07:31 PST 2009

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeffrey Brent McBeth [mailto:mcbeth at broggs.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 09:44 AM
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>Subject: Re: (urth) Ship Volant
>Volant is a heraldry term (as is clear from the text), and while the
>word does translate as flying, I think it usually means seen from above.
>(like a pin-board for insects)

Thanks for that.
in the web references I saw, the Heraldric(?) uses of the term indicates flying, and usually shows wings.
and then with the description of the coin "flying ship" it would seem to indicate, at a glance, that this ship is in flight, in both bas-relief images, blazon and coin.  hmm.  How the heck can one make a ship look like it's flying without wings?  confounding! 


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