The 1st Tenure of Da'ud Ibn Auda (1st year)
[Clenched gauntlet aversant vs. default dexter gauntlet] "There is only one CVD for addition of the [secondary group]." [implying no difference for clenching] (LoAR 7/90 p.14).
[Five eagle's heads vs. three griffin's heads] "There is only one CVD for number of charges." [implying no difference between griffin's heads and eagle's heads] (LoAR 7/90 p.11).
[A cat's head couped sable as only charge] "Conflicts with... <different field> a lion's head erased sable...there is only one CVD, for the changes to the field." [implies no difference for cat to lion, or for couping vs. erasing] (LoAR 8/90 p.17).
"The differences between a buck's skull and a buck's head cabossed are nearly non-existent." (LoAR 9/90 p.15).
[Spearhead, charge submitted as an arrowhead] "While the submitter documented the form of a Tudor arrowhead in this shape, most heralds would see it first as a spearhead, hence we have reblazoned it thus. Given the gross changes in outline between a spearhead and a standard heraldic pheon or broad arrow, we do not see calling conflict between this and any of several pieces of armory with pheons inverted." (LoAR 10/90 p.10).
[Double flowered thistle] "Given the normal emblazon of thistles...wherein the leaves rather than the heads are the most visually prominent element, we could not see giving a CVD for the addition of the second head (not too dissimilarly to not granting a CVD for the difference between an eagle and a double-headed eagle)." (LoAR 10/90 p.14).
"There was nothing about the skull which would make it identifiable as a lemming's skull, or indeed as necessarily a rodent's skull of any kind. Given the paucity of small animals' skulls in the Armorial and Ordinary, we question the appropriateness of such a charge." [The device was returned for this reason alone] (LoAR 11/90 p.15).
"The default helmet appears to be more akin to the classic barrel helm, and we could see a CVD between that and a morion helm." (LoAR 1/91 p.4).
[A keythong (male griffin's) head vs. an eagle's head] "I do not believe that X.2, which requires substantial difference, can apply in this case." (LoAR 2/91 p.19).
[A ferret's head couped affronty proper] "There were two problems here: one is the identifiability of the 'ferret's' head as distinct from any other kind of beast's head in this position. The other is that ferrets appear to have no single defined 'proper' tincture, but can vary according to the season, etc." (LoAR 2/91 p.19).
"The weight of the commentary was clearly in favor of granting a CVD between an heraldic panther's head and a lion's head." (LoAR 4/91 p.10).
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