Punner (Period)

Punner (Period)

A punner is a type of pile-driver, used to tamp and harden the dirt (e.g., around a fence post); the term is the English translation of Rammbock, the German name for the charge.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of von Auffhaim or von Aufheim, c.1450 [Scheibler 297], and of von Lintzer, mid-16th C. [NW 32].  The punner is palewise by default.

Cormac Mór bears as a badge:  A punner Or.

Violet Hughes bears:  Purpure, a punner argent.

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