Plough (Period)

Plough (Period)

A plough, or plow, is a farming tool, used to till furrows into the earth.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of Smeton, c.1460 [RH].  The plow is fesswise, handles to sinister by default.

The illustration is taken from Bossewell, 1572 [II.124].

Alan the Strong bears:  Or, a plow vert and on a chief embattled sable three garbs Or.

Beatrix of Thanet bears:  Per fess enarched azure and vert, three garbs and a plough Or.

Johannes von Narrenstein bears as a badge:  A quill pen argent, tip surmounted by a wooden plow proper.

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