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Mon Nov 28, 2016, 01:15 PM

 

Anyone know what the green thing is on the Haitian Coat of Arms?

The thing sitting on the back of the left cannon?

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Reply Anyone know what the green thing is on the Haitian Coat of Arms? (Original post)
liberalnarb Nov 2016 OP
femmocrat Nov 2016 #1
petronius Nov 2016 #2
canetoad Nov 2016 #3
Brother Buzz Nov 2016 #4
csziggy Nov 2016 #5
petronius Nov 2016 #15
csziggy Nov 2016 #16
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #17
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2016 #6
Wolf Frankula Nov 2016 #8
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2016 #9
Donkees Nov 2016 #7
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2016 #10
Donkees Nov 2016 #13
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #14
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2016 #18
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #19
sarge43 Nov 2016 #11
Donkees Nov 2016 #12

Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 01:40 PM

1. A dreidel? nt

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:40 PM

2. Maybe a military hat or helmet? That's what it looks like in the

same position on the right side...

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 02:59 PM

3. It looks like a mortar and pestle to me

Below is the flag used from 1964 - 86.



Possibly a temple object?

"Most of the objects that make up Haiti’s national coat of arms, such as the machete, the palms—according to Laurent Dubois—are symbols of a Vodun temple."
http://kreyolicious.com/haitian-flag-facts-history/4708

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Response to canetoad (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 03:27 PM

4. Mmmm, Allspice

An army marches victoriously on a full stomach of jerk chicken and pork.

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 04:04 PM

5. In the version here it looks like a drum


The page it is from shows a lot of different early versions: https://haitidoi.com/2013/09/15/the-haitian-coat-of-arms/#_ftn1

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:49 PM

15. I'd say it's definitely a hat in this image (a shako style uniform hat)

Like this sort of thing:

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Response to petronius (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:50 PM

16. Ah! And that would balance the helmet on the other side!

Good catch!

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Response to petronius (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:52 PM

17. Is that a feather or are you just happy to see me?

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 05:40 PM

6. My guess is a Helmet

As the cannon on the right has a helmet also. In each of the other versions above, if you zoom in, particularly the one in the post above mine, it clearly looks like military headgear.

The item poking up that looks like a pestle would be the nose guard like this;

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 06:21 PM

8. That's a Norman Style Helmet.

They were out of use long before Haiti was Haiti. I think that's a mortar and pestle.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 06:51 PM

9. I know what style helmet it is, I was merely using it for illustration

What designer would put a mortar and pestle resting on a cannon when the cannon next to it clearly has a helmet on it? That makes no sense whatsoever.

It's a helmet

And since you can see who wrote this, putting my name down here is superfluous

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Response to liberalnarb (Original post)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 05:50 PM

7. Looks too big for a bullet shaped cannon projectile, so maybe a container for gunpowder (?)

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Response to Donkees (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 06:52 PM

10. The white items just by the cannon wheels are powder horns. N/t

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:23 PM

13. I thought they were having wine :)

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Response to Donkees (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:40 PM

14. Wine and artillery--what could go wrong?

"Here, hold my wine glass and watch this..."

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:26 PM

18. "Man, is that Spaniard gonna be pissed now that there's a hole in his boat!"

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:32 PM

19. "Rut-roh! We'd better make up some more gunpowder with our mortar and pestle."



Hyena

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 28, 2016, 07:22 PM

12. Yes, I thought it might be one of those things :)

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