Arms of Dutch Basilicas

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Arms of Dutch Basilicas

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 29 Oct 2016, 10:43

In the Netherlands there has developed a practice regarding the Arms of Basilicas to display the Ombrellino in Saltire with a Tintinnabulum on a Chief. Under this a field per pale dexter with the Symbol of the Saint to which the Basilica is dedicated and on the sinister the Arms of the Locality of the Basilica. If the Basilica also is a Cathedral a Mitre is added over the Ombrellino and Tintinnabulum. A Motto Scroll is also mostly to be seen.

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St Pancratius Basilica in Tubbergen.

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St Walburgis Basilica in Arnhem.

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Chris Green
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Re: Arms of Dutch Basilicas

Postby Chris Green » 29 Oct 2016, 11:05

Such minor basilicas seem to be a sort of promotion for an otherwise ordinary Roman Catholic church.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_basilica
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Torsten Laneryd
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Re: Arms of Dutch Basilicas

Postby Torsten Laneryd » 29 Oct 2016, 13:01

It does not look like a chief to me, nor is it slightly per fess enhanced. May a heraldic artist take such free choices, or isn't the blazon a chief :?:


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