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Toy top (Period)

Toy top (Period)

A toy top is, as the name implies, a children’s toy, consisting of a truncated cone which is set to spin on its point.  It’s a period charge, found in the canting arms of Topclyff, 1391 [DBA2 401].  The illustration is taken from a Brueghel painting, “Young folk at play”, c.1560.  The toy top has its point to base by default.

Máire of Skye bears:  Vert, a toy top Or charged with a bar embowed to base purpure.

Joan Silvertoppe bears as a badge:  A toy top argent.

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