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Postby steven harris » 19 Nov 2012, 18:51

To anyone's knowledge, has a platypus even been used in heraldry (as a charge, crest, supporter, &c) ?

I post this under "Australasian Heraldry", as that seems logical, but I won't eschew answers from other lands :)
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Re: platypus

Postby Arthur Radburn » 19 Nov 2012, 21:09

There's an example in Australian naval heraldry : the ship's badge of HMAS Platypus :
http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-platypus-i
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Re: platypus

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 20 Nov 2012, 16:17

do you know the blazon?

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Re: platypus

Postby JMcMillan » 20 Nov 2012, 18:20

Ryan Shuflin wrote:do you know the blazon?


Just a wild guess, but how about "Vert a platypus Or"?
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Re: platypus

Postby Chris Green » 20 Nov 2012, 20:31

Statant?
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Re: platypus

Postby JMcMillan » 21 Nov 2012, 03:00

Chris Green wrote:Statant?


Necessary?
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Re: platypus

Postby Chris Green » 28 Nov 2012, 06:37

We seem to have had a problem with duplicate and lost posts on this thread.

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JMcMillan wrote:
Chris Green wrote:Statant?


Necessary?


I replied some days ago: Could be naiant.
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Re: platypus

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 29 Jan 2013, 16:50

well, if naiant means swimming, I don't think that is likely because of the position of legs and tail.
I would blazon it Vert, a platypus statant bendwise sinister bill towards base and tail embowed Or Does that seem right?

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Re: platypus

Postby Chris Green » 29 Jan 2013, 20:48

The platypus should correctly be blazoned either statant (if on land) or naiant (if in swimming mode). In HMAS Platypus' case it would be statant.
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