Solent University's arms

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Arthur Radburn
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Solent University's arms

Postby Arthur Radburn » 05 Jun 2021, 20:26

Solent University - CoA 2020.jpg

A recent example of English academic arms : those of Solent University in Southampton. They were granted by the College of Arms in 2020.

The arms represent the Isle of Wight and the Solent (the strait which separates the isle from the mainland). The crest is a pair of gannets "fencing". The supporters are "Warsash dragons", which were the original device of the university's maritime school. (Warsash is the village near Southampton, where the school is based.)

Who would like to try to blazon the arms?
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Ryan Shuflin
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Re: Solent University's arms

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 23 May 2022, 18:41

Argent, a lozenge fesswise Gules, a chief Gules voided per pile.

Iain Boyd
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Re: Solent University's arms

Postby Iain Boyd » 24 May 2022, 06:12

Dear Ryan,

A good try but you have left out the angled base of the chief - if, in fact, the top of the design is regarded as a chief.

However, I can not think of anything better at this stage.

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Iain

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Re: Solent University's arms

Postby Arthur Radburn » 25 May 2022, 14:09

It might be "per chevron enhanced fitchy". Unfortunately, while the university website explains the symbolism of the design, it doesn't give the actual blazon.
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