Sea Lion

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  • Medieval Medieval (culture)
  • Heraldic Heraldic (attribute)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
  • Friendly Friendly (behaviour)

This had the upper-half of a lion and the lower-half of a fish and was used in the coat of arms.

They are generally depicted as supporters holding up some object and not usually seen by themselves alone. They were also commonly used as a crest on a helmet or other object.

When placed vertically as shown in the image, they are called a morse (This position of any heraldic beasts is called seajant or seajant-erect). When placed horizontally they called naiant. When shown riding upon the crest of waves they are called assurgent.

The Sea Lion features in the following coat of arms:

  • Arms of Seal of Manila, Phillipines

  • Blason ville fr Bretigney

  • Burgas

  • Merseyside County Council

  • North Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

  • 47th Light Infantry Regiment Palma

  • Escudo de Coquimbo

  • Escudo Manila

  • Flevoland wapen

  • Imhof Siebmacher

  • Lelystad

  • Ordinariaat voor de Nederlandse

  • Riedboehringen

  • Untermeitingen

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