Heraldry in the Attic_The headline....
Posted to: The Google+ Heraldry Community
Posted by: Karl Wilcox
Created on: January 11 2014 at 19:37
The headline says it all here. We can see at a glance that this is an ancient coat of arms because it is dimidiated - that is, two existing arms have simply been cut in half and con-joined. This is a very early form of linking arms and quite rapidly went out of fashion as in many cases it didn't really work, or produced oddities such as these fish tailed Lions.
See http://karlwilcox.com/parker/m/Marshalling for more information on joining arms.
Ancient coat of arms discovered in a Norfolk attic
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