The Adam Park Project

Artifacts

Coat of Arms Badge

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 09/028/001 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No 9 Adam Park Report No: Report No.16 Artifact Type: Badges Production Date: 2013-01-16 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 23mm x 23mm Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

The badge was 23mm x 23mm and a trace of the enamelling colouring was still in place. The design on the central shield was in technical terms: Argent on a bend Azure, three stags' heads caboshed Or, a crescent azure for difference. The crest was a cap of maintenance Gules, turned up Ermine, an eagle wings extended Or, preying on an infant in its cradle proper swaddled Gules, the cradle laced Or The supporter on the right is a griffin with wings elevated; on the left, a stag, each Or and ducally gorged with a line reflexed over the back and charged on the shoulder with a crescent Azure. The motto on the scroll beneath the shield read ‘Sans Changer’

Historic Context:

It was not too difficult to identify the heraldry as that of Lord Stanley the Earl of Derby and the crest bore all the details to link it to the later earls; 16th to 18th and dated to around the early to mid 20th Century. The rear of the badge showed the remains of the vertical pin that would have held the badge in place.

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