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David Michael Cvet
Grant of Arms, Flags and Badge, with differences to Michael Ley Peterson Cvet and Curtis Drew Peterson Cvet
October 15, 2004
Vol. IV, p. 402
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Quarterly Argent and Sable an eagle displayed Azure beaked and membered Gules charged on the breast with a rose Argent and wearing a coronet of pearls Gules;
A demi catamount Azure holding in its dexter paw a sword Argent and resting its sinister paw upon a closed book Gules;
PRUDENTIA • AUDATIA • CELERITAS • FORTITUDO;
The light and dark quartering reflects the colourings of Mr. Cvet’s family members: blondes with fair skins and dark-haired people with olive complexions. The eagle wearing a baronial coronet was chosen by Mr. Cvet to represent his mother’s ancestral Horvat heritage in Austro-Hungary. The rose represents the name “Cvet” meaning rose-like/hawthorn-type flower from Slovenia.
The catamount is inspired by the emblem used by the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, a school established by Mr. Cvet. It holds a sword as a reference to medieval martial arts.
This means “Prudence, daring, swiftness, strength”, and is based on Mr. Cvet’s interest in medieval martial arts. It is taken from a manuscript written in 1410 by an Italian master by the name of Fiore dei Liberi. He describes the attributes of a good fighter which are encapsulated in the motto: prudence: knowing when to attack and to defend; daring: not turning away from a challenge; swiftness: speed for offensive and defensive actions; and strength: maintaining one’s strength and equilibrium at all times.