What is argent?

  • (noun): A metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance.
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In heraldry, argent is the tincture of silver, and belongs to the class of light tinctures, called "metals". It is very frequently depicted as white and usually considered interchangeable with it. In engravings and line drawings, regions to be tinctured argent are either left blank or indicated with the abbreviation ar. in them.

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Sir Lachlan Maclean, 12th Baronet - Heraldry
... The rock may represent Cairnburgh, in the Treshnish Isles Crest A tower embattled argent Escutcheon Quarterly, 1st ... argent, a rock gules, 2nd, argent, a dexter hand fessewise couped gules holding a cross-crosslet fitchée in pale azure, 3rd, Or, a lymphad, oars in saltire, and sails furled, sable, flagged gules ...
Argent (cricketer)
... Source CricketArchive, 17 January 2009 Argent (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer associated with Middlesex who made his first-class debut in 1830 ... Argent made a single first-class appearance for Middlesex, during the 1830 season, against Marylebone Cricket Club ...
Argent and White
... existed as an independent tincture in heraldry separate from argent ... White does seem to be regarded as a different tincture from argent in Portuguese heraldry, as evidenced by the arms of municipal de Santiago do Cacém in Portugal, in which the ... Argent is said to represent the following Of jewels, the pearl Of heavenly bodies, the Moon Of metals, silver ...
Lammerville - Heraldry
... The arms of Lammerville are blazoned Quarterly 1 Barry argent and gules, a lion sable 2 Azure, 3 shoes sable 3 Argent, 3 hammers gules and 4 Gules, 3 eagle heads argent ...
L'Argent (1928 Film) - "Autour De L'Argent"
... a simultaneous documentary about the filming of L'Argent ... The resulting film, entitled Autour de L'Argent (1928), was itself a vigorous exercise in poetic montage, capturing the atmosphere and sheer scale of the ...

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