"Lion rampant regardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude. REGARDANT. An animal looking towards the sinister side of the shield. " -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant Regardant

"Lion rampant regardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude. REGARDANT. An animal looking towards…

"Lion salient. SALIENT. An animal springing forward." -Hall, 1862

Lion Salient

"Lion salient. SALIENT. An animal springing forward." -Hall, 1862

"Lion sejant. SEJANT. French word for sitting." -Hall, 1862

Lion Sejant

"Lion sejant. SEJANT. French word for sitting." -Hall, 1862

"Lion statant gardant. STATANT. An animal standing still with all its legs on the ground." GARDANT. Facing forward. -Hall, 1862

Lion Statant Gardant

"Lion statant gardant. STATANT. An animal standing still with all its legs on the ground." GARDANT.…

A common charge in heraldry. It generally symbolizes bravery, strength, and royalty.

Heraldic Lion

A common charge in heraldry. It generally symbolizes bravery, strength, and royalty.

"Two lioncels addorsed or back to back. LIONCELS. Two or more lions." -Hall, 1862

Lioncels Addorsed

"Two lioncels addorsed or back to back. LIONCELS. Two or more lions." -Hall, 1862

"Lioncels combatant. LIONCELS. Two or more lions. COMBATANT. A French word for fighting." -Hall, 1862

Lioncels Combatant

"Lioncels combatant. LIONCELS. Two or more lions. COMBATANT. A French word for fighting." -Hall, 1862

"Or, two lions passant counter passant gules, the uppermost facing the sinister side of the escutcheon, both collared sable, garnished argent. COUNTER PASSANT. Two animals passing the contrary way to each other." -Hall, 1862

Lions Counter Passant

"Or, two lions passant counter passant gules, the uppermost facing the sinister side of the escutcheon,…

"An incorporated lion gardant in the fess point." -Hall, 1862

Incorporated Lions Gardant

"An incorporated lion gardant in the fess point." -Hall, 1862

This Italian faience lip-spout pitcher is a 16th century design made of glazed colors. It has blue lilies on a gold background that are the coat of arms of Julius III.

Italian Faience Lip-Spout Pitcher

This Italian faience lip-spout pitcher is a 16th century design made of glazed colors. It has blue lilies…

Lisle bore Gules a leopard silver crowned gold.

Lisle

Lisle bore Gules a leopard silver crowned gold.

Longchamp bore Ermine three crescents gules pierced silver.

Longchamp

Longchamp bore Ermine three crescents gules pierced silver.

The heraldic shield of William Longspée, the 3rd Earl of Salisbury.

Shield of William Longspée

The heraldic shield of William Longspée, the 3rd Earl of Salisbury.

Lovett of Astwell has three running wolves

Lovett

Lovett of Astwell has three running wolves

"Or, a lozenge vert. LOZENGE. An angular figure, known as diamond-shaped, to distinguish it from the square." -Hall, 1862

Lozenge

"Or, a lozenge vert. LOZENGE. An angular figure, known as diamond-shaped, to distinguish it from the…

"Argent, a lozenge, vert. The lozenge is formed by four equal and parallel lines but not rectangular, two of its opposite angles being acute, and two obtuse." -Hall, 1862

Lozenge Ordinary

"Argent, a lozenge, vert. The lozenge is formed by four equal and parallel lines but not rectangular,…

"The escutcheons of maiden ladies and widows are painted on a lozenge-shaped shield." -Hall, 1862

Lozenge Shield

"The escutcheons of maiden ladies and widows are painted on a lozenge-shaped shield." -Hall, 1862

A lozenge shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Lozenge-Shaped Shield

A lozenge shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

"Lozengy gules and argent. LOZENGY. Covered with lozenges." -Hall, 1862

Lozengy

"Lozengy gules and argent. LOZENGY. Covered with lozenges." -Hall, 1862

Lucy bore Gules three luces (or pike) silver.

Lucy

Lucy bore Gules three luces (or pike) silver.

The Stanleys, as Kings of man, quartered the famous three-armed legs whirling mill-sail fashion

Isle of Man

The Stanleys, as Kings of man, quartered the famous three-armed legs whirling mill-sail fashion

"Argent, a manche, gules. MANCHE. An ancient sleeve with long hangings to it." -Hall, 1862

Manche

"Argent, a manche, gules. MANCHE. An ancient sleeve with long hangings to it." -Hall, 1862

An illustration of manche as a helraldic bearing.

Manche Heraldry

An illustration of manche as a helraldic bearing.

"Argent, a martlet, gules. MARTLET. An imaginary bird said to be without legs; it is used both as a charge and a difference." -Hall, 1862

Martlet

"Argent, a martlet, gules. MARTLET. An imaginary bird said to be without legs; it is used both as a…

The heraldic charge borne by the fourth eldest son in a family.

The Martlet

The heraldic charge borne by the fourth eldest son in a family.

"Argent, a mascle, vert. MASCLE. An open lozenge-shaped figure, one of the subordinate ordinaries." -Hall, 1862

Mascle

"Argent, a mascle, vert. MASCLE. An open lozenge-shaped figure, one of the subordinate ordinaries."…

"Gules, a mascle, argent. The mascle is in the shape of a lozenge but perforated through its whole extent except a narrow border." -Hall, 1862

Mascle Ordinary

"Gules, a mascle, argent. The mascle is in the shape of a lozenge but perforated through its whole extent…

Mauley bore Gold a bend sable

Mauley

Mauley bore Gold a bend sable

Melton bore Silver a Tolouse cross gules. By giving this cross a name form the counts of Toulouse, it's best know bearers, some elaborate blazonry is spared.

Melton

Melton bore Silver a Tolouse cross gules. By giving this cross a name form the counts of Toulouse, it's…

"Argent, a mermaid gules, crined or. CRINED. This is said of an animal whose hair is of a different tincture from its body." -Hall, 1862

Mermaid Crined

"Argent, a mermaid gules, crined or. CRINED. This is said of an animal whose hair is of a different…

The Great Seal of the State of Michigan. This seal shows the Michigan's coat of arms held by an elk and a moose. The white ribbon holds the state motto, 'Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice' which means "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you."

Seal of Michigan

The Great Seal of the State of Michigan. This seal shows the Michigan's coat of arms held by an elk…

The mill-rind, which it takes its name from the iron of a mill stone- fer de moline

Mill-rinds

The mill-rind, which it takes its name from the iron of a mill stone- fer de moline

"Argent, a millrind, gules. MILLRIND. The iron placed in the centre of a grindstone to protect the hole in the centre from the action of the axis; it is a charge frequently borne on escutcheons of persons connected with agriculture." -Hall, 1862

Millrind

"Argent, a millrind, gules. MILLRIND. The iron placed in the centre of a grindstone to protect the hole…

A modern shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Modern Shield

A modern shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A modern shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Modern Shield

A modern shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

The heraldic shield of Sir Edward de Montague.

Shield of Sir Edward de Montague

The heraldic shield of Sir Edward de Montague.

Monthermer bore Gold an eagle vert

Monthermer

Monthermer bore Gold an eagle vert

"Azure, a moon decrescent, proper. DECRESSANT, or DECRESCENT. A moon in its wane, whose horns are turned to the sinister side of the escutcheon." -Hall, 1862

Moon Decrescent

"Azure, a moon decrescent, proper. DECRESSANT, or DECRESCENT. A moon in its wane, whose horns are turned…

"Argent, the moon in her detriment sable. DETRIMENT. The moon is said to be in its detriment when it is eclipsed." -Hall, 1862

Moon Detriment

"Argent, the moon in her detriment sable. DETRIMENT. The moon is said to be in its detriment when it…

Mortimer of Norfolk bore gold powdered with fleur-de-lys sable

Mortimer

Mortimer of Norfolk bore gold powdered with fleur-de-lys sable

Sir Ralph Mounchensy bore in the 14th century Silver a chevron between three billets sable on the bend

Mounchensy

Sir Ralph Mounchensy bore in the 14th century Silver a chevron between three billets sable on the bend

"Azure, a mullet or. MULLET. From the French word molette, the rowel of a spur: it is generally drawn with five points, as in the annexed example: when more points are used they are named." -Hall, 1862

Mullet

"Azure, a mullet or. MULLET. From the French word molette, the rowel of a spur: it is generally drawn…

"Argent, a mullet pierced, sable, on a chief azure, three mullets pierced, of the first. PIERCED OR PERFORATED. Cut through the centre." -Hall, 1862

Mulllet Pierced

"Argent, a mullet pierced, sable, on a chief azure, three mullets pierced, of the first. PIERCED OR…

The heraldic charge borne by the third eldest son in a family.

The Mullet

The heraldic charge borne by the third eldest son in a family.

"Argent, three mullets gules, accompanied with seven cross crosslets fitchy sable—three in chief, one in fess, two in flanks, one in base. FLANK. That part of an escutcheon between the chief and the base." -Hall, 1862

Mullets and Cross Crosslets

"Argent, three mullets gules, accompanied with seven cross crosslets fitchy sable—three in chief,…

"Per pale, or and azure, on a chevron, three mullets all counter-changed. COUNTER-CHANGED. The intermixture of metal with colours opposed to each other." -Hall, 1862

Mullets Counter-Changed

"Per pale, or and azure, on a chevron, three mullets all counter-changed. COUNTER-CHANGED. The intermixture…

Plumetty of gold and purple for Mydlam of Coverdale

Mydlam

Plumetty of gold and purple for Mydlam of Coverdale

"Argent, a salmon proper, naiant, its head towards the sinister side of the shield. NAIANT. A French term for swimming. This term is used in Heraldry when a fish is drawn in an horizontal position." -Hall, 1862

Naiant

"Argent, a salmon proper, naiant, its head towards the sinister side of the shield. NAIANT. A French…

Nauton bore Sable three martlets silver

Nauton

Nauton bore Sable three martlets silver

The coat of arms for New Brunswick, a province of Canada.

New Brunswick Coat of Arms

The coat of arms for New Brunswick, a province of Canada.

The coat of arms of the Duke of Norfolk.

Arms of the Duke of Norfolk

The coat of arms of the Duke of Norfolk.

"KNIGHT AND BARONET OF NOVA SCOTIA. A new creation during the reign of George I. to induce capitalists to settle in that part of North America. The title is hereditary: the arms are argent, St. Andrew's Cross gules surtout, an escutcheon or, with a lion rampant gules within a double tressure of the same, surmounted by a king's crown as a crest." -Hall, 1862

Knight and Baronet of Nova Scotia

"KNIGHT AND BARONET OF NOVA SCOTIA. A new creation during the reign of George I. to induce capitalists…

Odingseles bore Silver a fesse gules with a molet gules in the quarter.

Odingseles

Odingseles bore Silver a fesse gules with a molet gules in the quarter.

A heraldic shield made of or (gold), which is represented by engraving dots of pricks into the shield.

Or Shield

A heraldic shield made of or (gold), which is represented by engraving dots of pricks into the shield.

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the metal tincture, or (gold), represented by dots.

Or Shield Metal

A shield or escutcheon emblazoned with the metal tincture, or (gold), represented by dots.

"ORLE. A subordinate ordinary composed of double lines going round the shield at some distance from its edge; it is half the width of the bordure." -Hall, 1862

Orle

"ORLE. A subordinate ordinary composed of double lines going round the shield at some distance from…

"Azure, an orle, argent. An orle is a perforated inescutcheon, and usually takes the shape of the shield whereon it is placed." -Hall, 1862

Orle Ordinary

"Azure, an orle, argent. An orle is a perforated inescutcheon, and usually takes the shape of the shield…

This is a portrait-oriented frame featuring British coats of arms, scrollwork and symbols of art. The frame is ornate, with an image of the arc angel Michael slaying the dragon. The oval frame also features a bust and a crown.

Ornate Oval Frame

This is a portrait-oriented frame featuring British coats of arms, scrollwork and symbols of art. The…

"Azure, a pale or. PALE. One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two perpendicular lines drawn from the base to the chief. The pale occupies one third of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Pale

"Azure, a pale or. PALE. One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two perpendicular lines drawn from…

"Or, a pale purpure, flory and counter flory gules. COUNTER FLORY. Any ordinary ornamented with fleurs-de-luce: the points of the flowers run alternately in a contrary direction." -Hall, 1862

Pale Counter Flory

"Or, a pale purpure, flory and counter flory gules. COUNTER FLORY. Any ordinary ornamented with fleurs-de-luce:…