Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Templar shield crest Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Foong Chen Hong




Location: Malaysia
Joined: 18 May 2013
Likes: 2 pages

Posts: 150

PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Templar shield crest         Reply with quote

I plain to make a heater shield that would resemble templar's shield, but historical. What image that they would put on their shield?

Searching around in internet, I found few of the one that they likely used.

1: http://www.museumreplicas.com/images/PRODUCT/icon/81.jpg
2: http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/134/4/...64vafi.png
3: Generic templar icon http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/images/Pr...-5280S.png

Descanse En Paz
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Luka Borscak




Location: Croatia
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Likes: 7 pages

Posts: 2,254

PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In San Bevignate Templar church the shield is black down, white up and little cross on the white.

View user's profile Send private message
Lin Robinson




Location: NC
Joined: 15 Jun 2006
Likes: 6 pages
Reading list: 6 books

Posts: 1,224

PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The simplest design and the one which is probably most authentic, is a Black Chief over a White Field. The terminology I use is not absolutely correct but the design was simple after all. A very simple design reflects the simplicity of the Order. The Templars were not flashy by any means.
Lin Robinson

"The best thing in life is to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women." Conan the Barbarian, 1982
View user's profile Send private message
Mart Shearer




Location: Jackson, MS, USA
Joined: 18 Aug 2012

Posts: 1,290

PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug, 2013 11:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Al lthe depictions of the Templar banner, Beauseant, show black over white, and there is some evidence of its use on the shield.
http://molcat1.bl.uk/IllImages/Ekta/big/E100/E100925.jpg

http://molcat1.bl.uk/IllImages/Kslides/big/K101/K101667.jpg



However, the Templar church at Cressac shows a cross over an eagle, and it has been suggested that each house may have had their own variation.


Templar Seals sometimes seem to show only a cross. Others have multiple charges, lending credence to some degree of variation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar_Seal

ferrum ferro acuitur et homo exacuit faciem amici sui
View user's profile Send private message
Luka Borscak




Location: Croatia
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Likes: 7 pages

Posts: 2,254

PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cressac knight is thought to be a secular crusader, not a Templar. Because of heraldry on shield and lance pennant... And is that seal original? It would be a good proof of only a large cross on white shield...
View user's profile Send private message
Alex Cerioli




Location: Italia
Joined: 26 Aug 2013

Posts: 24

PostPosted: Thu 29 Aug, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

AFAIR there is no historical evidence of the Beauseant in contemporary tales, it was just said that they used a banner black and white., how the colours were divided it's a matter of speculation...the shields depincted at San Bevignate looks more like Teutonic to me. Eek!
"Their pacts are their swords, their favour a punishment"
Pope Gregory on the Longobards.
View user's profile Send private message
Luka Borscak




Location: Croatia
Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Likes: 7 pages

Posts: 2,254

PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug, 2013 5:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex Cerioli wrote:
AFAIR there is no historical evidence of the Beauseant in contemporary tales, it was just said that they used a banner black and white., how the colours were divided it's a matter of speculation...the shields depincted at San Bevignate looks more like Teutonic to me. Eek!


They look Teutonic but I think it is because red colour probably got darker than it was originally. I don't see why would Templars have Teutonic knights painted in their church. They weren't in that good relations, especially after Friedrich II's crusade.
View user's profile Send private message
Foong Chen Hong




Location: Malaysia
Joined: 18 May 2013
Likes: 2 pages

Posts: 150

PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug, 2013 5:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interesting, I'd likely go with the Black and white with red cross in the middle OR just simple red cross over white shield
Descanse En Paz
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Templar shield crest
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2019 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum