Balance (charge)

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Period source/s:

An Ordinary of Siebmacher's Wappenbuch -//


Illustration/s from Brickbat's Armorial Stash - [[1]]:

Pennsic Traceable Art Project: [hanging - page 1] [hanging - page 2] [standing]

Parker's Heraldry:[edit]


From the November 2012 Cover Letter: From Wreath: No More Standing Balances In June 2011 we ruled the use of a standing balance to be a step from period practice. All evidence provided so far supports hanging balances, but standing balances appear to be post-period. Given that the hanging balance is an appropriate and very similar period charge that can be used instead of the standing balance, we will no longer register a standing balance after the May 2013 decision meeting.

From the September 2011 LoAR: "Commenters provided evidence that balances in period were uniformly hanging balances. There are some depictions of balances in period art and heraldry wherein the balance is supported by another object, typically a sword, which in some cases might be confused with a stand. Therefore we are declaring the use of standing balances a step from period practice, and encourage submitters to use hanging balances, also known as a set of scales, instead. There is no difference granted between standing and hanging balances." [Timothy Just, LOAR 09/2011, [[2]]]

Collected Precedents:[edit]

2nd Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (April 2011 - August 2011) - [[3]]

1st Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (May 2005 - July 2008) - [[4]]

The 2nd Tenure of François la Flamme (October 2004 - May 2005) - Collected Armory Precedents The Tenure of Shauna of Carrick Point (May 2004 - August 2004) - [Armory Precedents] The 1st Tenure of François la Flamme (August 2001 - April 2004) - [[5]]

The Tenure of Elsbeth Anne Roth (June 1999 - July 2001) - [Armory Precedents] The Tenure of Jaelle of Armida (June 1996 - June 1999) - [HTML Document] The 2nd Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (November 1993 - June 1996) -

The Tenure of Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme (June 1992 - October 1993) - [precedents] The 1st Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (June 1990 - June 1992) -

The Tenure of Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (September 1986 - June 1990) - [Precedents] The Tenure of Baldwin of Erebor (August 1984 - August 1986) - [HTML Document] The Tenure of Wilhelm von Schlüssel (August 1979 - August 1984) - [Precedents] The Tenure of Karina of the Far West (December 1975 - June 1979) - [Precedents] The Early Days (June 1971 - June 1975) - [Precedents]

In the Ordinary:[edit]

(includes pair of scales, scale)