Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

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Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 24 Jan 2015, 10:56

On 14 Spetember 2012 the City Council of Yakutsk approved the Greater Arms of the City. The Shield displays the Arms approved in 1790 to which hade been added external ornaments and supporters.

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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Edward Hillenbrand » 25 Jan 2015, 01:06

What is the critter the eagle has in it's talen? Do you know the significance of the two?
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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Chris Green » 25 Jan 2015, 06:42

Here is a better view:

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It appears to be some sort of mustela, a Siberian weasel possibly, but more likely a wolverine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_weasel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverine
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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 25 Jan 2015, 12:36

According to information from Heraldicum.ru - The Eagle symbolises Might and Vision, it is holding a Sable (Martes Zibellina) symbolising the natural richness of the Area. The supporters are two Yakutian Horses.
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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Chris Green » 25 Jan 2015, 13:01

So not a Siberian weasel or a wolverine, but a sable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sable

I have to say that, given that the black coat of the sable gave rise to the heraldic tincture of the same name, for the Russian herald to give Yakutusk's CoA a sable gules is positively daft.
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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Edward Hillenbrand » 25 Jan 2015, 15:57

Thanx. As to the color of the sable I have to agree that guiles is taking artistic licence a bit far from "light brown", but then again, no one asked me! ;)
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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby JMcMillan » 26 Jan 2015, 19:16

Why would there be a problem with a sable Gules (other than the awkward blazoning in English) but no problem with a lion Azure or an eagle Vert?
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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Chris Green » 26 Jan 2015, 19:42

JMcMillan wrote:Why would there be a problem with a sable Gules (other than the awkward blazoning in English) but no problem with a lion Azure or an eagle Vert?


Of course the issue arises (if it arises at all) only where black is called sable. In Russian heraldry it is probably called something else. Indeed a subsequent look at the Russian Wiki reveals that indeed in Russian sable is called чёрный (chyorniy), which translates as - black.
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Re: Greater Arms of the City of Yakutsk

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 06 Feb 2015, 05:27

What an unusual way the eagle is holding the sable.


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