One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The sun as heraldically blazoned, depicted with rays and often a human face.
- ‘And for the crest, on a wreath argent, Or and murrey a sun in splendour Or thereon an inverted triangle murrey surmounted by an open book argent edged Or bound azure.’
- ‘Hence, the gold sun in splendour on a black field is the symbol of Saint Thomas Aquinas.’
- ‘The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 August 1994, consisting of a shield blazoned: Purpure, a sun in splendor Or bearing a scroll Proper above a stylized suspension bridge throughout of the second, a border wavy Argent.’
- ‘There's a white rose and a sun in splendour, the badge of Edward IV, in the remnants of medieval glass.’
- ‘When represented as giving light, it is blazoned a sun radiant; when depicted with a human face, it is a sun in splendor, or a sun in his splendor.’
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