Lucy haurient (Period)

Lucy haurient (Period)

The lucy is a long, aggressive fish, popular in medieval armory for its canting value (as in the arms of Lucy, c.1255) [ANA2 432].  It was also known as the “pike”, or the “gad” or “ged”, in each case for its canting value.  The illustration shows a lucy haurient.

Ari Ánsson bears:  Argent, in pale two lucies and on a base gules a lucy argent.

Matti Turkulainen bears:  Argent fretty sable, a pike naiant vert.

Ivar Hakonarson bears:  Barry azure and argent, two pike haurient gules.

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