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This attractive illustration is an interpretation of the crest awarded with
the arms of
John Field of Ardsley, West Yorkhire on 4 September 1558.

" A dexter Arm issuing out of clouds fesswise proper habited Gules,
holding in the hand also proper an Armillary Sphere Or. "

The definition (not the image) was given to me by letter dated 17 July 2009
by herald Mr William G Hunt of the College of Arms, London, England

There are other very similar engravings of this crest which also include :
( "Always in Motion" or "Perpetual Motion" )
If John Field's actual crest had included this slogan how appropriate it would 
have been, instrumental as he was in bringing to our attention
the Copernican view of the Solar System.

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