The coat of arms of Alberta, a province of Canada.

Alberta Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Alberta, a province of Canada.

An almond shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Almond Shield

An almond shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Ante-fixae (from Latin antefigere, to fasten before), the vertical blocks which terminate the covering tiles of the roof of a Roman, Etruscan, or Greek temple; as spaced they take the place of the cymatium and form a cresting along the sides of the temple. The face of the ante-fixae was richly carved with the anthemion ornament.

Ante-fixae

Ante-fixae (from Latin antefigere, to fasten before), the vertical blocks which terminate the covering…

Ante-fixae, the vertical blocks which terminate the covering tiles of the roof of a Roman, Etruscan, or Greek temple, as spaced they take the place of the cymatium and form a cresting along the sides of the temple. The face of the ante-fixae was richly carved with the anthemion ornament.

Ante-fixae

Ante-fixae, the vertical blocks which terminate the covering tiles of the roof of a Roman, Etruscan,…

"The Seal of Richard, Earl of Arundel, bears his achievement of arms. The supporters, crest, helm, etc., are as conspicuously drawn as the shield. The crest is large in proportion to the shield; it was usually thus represented in the compositions of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries."—Aveling, 1891

Seal of Richard, Earl of Arundel

"The Seal of Richard, Earl of Arundel, bears his achievement of arms. The supporters, crest, helm, etc.,…

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the ornamentation has affinity with the Gothic style, whilst the larger number show traces of the later Renaissance. The most characteristic feature of these buildings is that the storeys are not places perpendicularly one above another, but that each overhangs the one immediately beneath it. This overhanging construction gives scope for much external enrichment, and especially for that which forms the perpendicular ornament of these buildings, namely, the carved or fluted brackets which support the walls of the story above, and the spaces between these brackets [shown here]. The wall space below these is not always fluted or carved, but sometimes covered with a more or less ornamental outer coating of upright or sloping timbers."

Detail of a Bay-work House at Halberstadt

"Framed houses are especially numerous in the Harz Mountains in Germany. In the oldest specimens the…

"Star of the Order of the Black Eagle." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Black Eagle

"Star of the Order of the Black Eagle." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

The heraldic crest of Cape.

Crest of Cape

The heraldic crest of Cape.

A circle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Circular Shield

A circle shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A crest.

Crest

A crest.

A crest and seal below two ships.

Crest and Sea

A crest and seal below two ships.

Two ships at sea with a crest and lions between them.

Crest and Ships

Two ships at sea with a crest and lions between them.

"Crest, a demi-griffin armed, gules. ARMED. This word is used to express the horns, hoofs, beak, or talons of any beast or bird of prey, when borne of a different tincture from those of their bodies." -Hall, 1862

Demi-Griffin Crest

"Crest, a demi-griffin armed, gules. ARMED. This word is used to express the horns, hoofs, beak, or…

"In architecture, an ornamental finishing, either carved in stone, or of tiles running along the top of a wall, or the ridge of a rood. Crest-tiles, or Crease-tiles, are frequently in the form either of small battlements or Tudor flowers, as in the accompanying illustration from Exeter Cathedral." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crest-Tiles

"In architecture, an ornamental finishing, either carved in stone, or of tiles running along the top…

"Crest-wreath; Probably of Lord Willoughby de Eresby."—Aveling, 1891

Crest-Wreath

"Crest-wreath; Probably of Lord Willoughby de Eresby."—Aveling, 1891

"The Eastern Crown, called also the Radiated and the Antique crown, is borne both as a crest and as a charge."—Aveling, 1891

Eastern Crown

"The Eastern Crown, called also the Radiated and the Antique crown, is borne both as a crest and as…

Native to Mexico, the galeated curassow has a hard crest on its head.

Galeated curassow

Native to Mexico, the galeated curassow has a hard crest on its head.

The coat of arms of Albrecht Dürer.

Dürer Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Albrecht Dürer.

An elliptical shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Elliptical Shield

An elliptical shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

The purple finch, also known as the American linnet, has a habit of erecting the feathers of its head like a crest.

Purple Finch

The purple finch, also known as the American linnet, has a habit of erecting the feathers of its head…

An impressive South American species of fly-catcher, with a transverse crest of reddish-fawn feathers.

King Flycatcher

An impressive South American species of fly-catcher, with a transverse crest of reddish-fawn feathers.

The flysnapper or phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) is a bird in the Ptilogonatidae family of silky-flycatchers.

Flysnapper on a Branch

The flysnapper or phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) is a bird in the Ptilogonatidae family of silky-flycatchers.

Three Lions Passant Gardant. The escutcheon shows three lions passant (walking left with a leg raised) and gardant (facing the viewer).

Three Lions Passant Gardant

Three Lions Passant Gardant. The escutcheon shows three lions passant (walking left with a leg raised)…

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds. In America, only the hummingbird is less in size. It is one of the warblers (Sylviidæ). The length of the body is from three to six inches, there is a bright yellow crest, the back is yellowish olive green, the wings and tail ash brown with black and white markings. The Golden-Crested Wren is generally distributed over Europe. In spring it utters a sweet and surprisingly loud song.

Golden-Crested Wren

Also known as the Kinglet, the Golden-Crested Wren (Regulus cristatus) is the smallest of European birds.…

The Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta) is a wading bird in the Scopidae family named for the shape of its crest and beak.

Hammerkop

The Hammerkop (Scopus umbretta) is a wading bird in the Scopidae family named for the shape of its crest…

A crested helm from Cobham Church, kent.

Crested Helm

A crested helm from Cobham Church, kent.

""The crested Achilles was pressing on in his chariot." Some idea of the ancient crests may be formed from the following woodcuts, selected from ancient gems." — Anthon, 1891

Crested helmets

""The crested Achilles was pressing on in his chariot." Some idea of the ancient crests may be formed…

A Hog's Back is a ridge where the crest is very rounded.

Hog's Back

A Hog's Back is a ridge where the crest is very rounded.

Widely distributed over Africa, Asia, and Europe, the hoopoe has a distinctive crest of feathers on its head.

Hoopoe

Widely distributed over Africa, Asia, and Europe, the hoopoe has a distinctive crest of feathers on…

The hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colorful bird known for the crest upon its head.

Hoopoe

The hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colorful bird known for the crest upon its head.

A horse, with names of parts. 1, crest; 2, withers; 3, croup; 4, hamstring; 5, hock; 6, cannon; 7, fetlock; 8, pastern; 9, hoof; 10, coronet; 11, arm; 12, gullet; 13, muzzle.

Horse

A horse, with names of parts. 1, crest; 2, withers; 3, croup; 4, hamstring; 5, hock; 6, cannon; 7, fetlock;…

The heraldic shield of the British Howard family, after its augmentation.

Augmented Shield of Howard

The heraldic shield of the British Howard family, after its augmentation.

"Section of <em>Ampioxus</em>, fr, fin ray; ct, connective tissue; nc, notochord, ; snc, supraneural crest"&mdash;Finley, 1917

Section of a lancelet

"Section of Ampioxus, fr, fin ray; ct, connective tissue; nc, notochord, ; snc, supraneural…

A crest with a lion and a castle.

Lion Crest

A crest with a lion and a castle.

Lion crest

Lion Crest

Lion crest

"The English crest is a crown surmounted by a lion statant guardant crowned, or. CREST. The ornament on the upper part of the helmet in Heraldry placed over coats of arms, either with or without the helmet." -Hall, 1862

Lion Crest

"The English crest is a crown surmounted by a lion statant guardant crowned, or. CREST. The ornament…

A lozenge shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Lozenge-Shaped Shield

A lozenge shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

"MITRE. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn occasions. " -Hall, 1862

Mitre

"MITRE. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn…

"Mitre. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn occasions." -Hall, 1862

Mitre

"Mitre. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn…

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 crest of Newcombe.

Crest of Newcombe

The heraldic crest of Newcombe.

"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…

"A plume of feathers, generally those of the peacock, set upright, so as to form a crest. The Panache was almost always regarded as a crest."&mdash;Aveling, 1891

Panache

"A plume of feathers, generally those of the peacock, set upright, so as to form a crest. The Panache…

Usually living around small mountain streams, large spiders have been known to attack and eat the vrested pardalotte, which averages only three inches in length.

Crested Pardalotte

Usually living around small mountain streams, large spiders have been known to attack and eat the vrested…

Found in California, the California partridge averages aproximately nine and a quarter inches in length, with a crest of six long feathers on its head.

California Partridge

Found in California, the California partridge averages aproximately nine and a quarter inches in length,…

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

Goura Crowned Pigeon

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

The feathered crest of Sir Thomas de Saint Quintin.

Crest of Sir Thomas de Saint Quintin

The feathered crest of Sir Thomas de Saint Quintin.

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Renaissance Shield

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Renaissance Shield

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Renaissance Shield

A simple Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Italian Renaissance Shield

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Italian Renaissance Shield

An Italian Renaissance shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

In 1776 the Board of War and Ordnance was created for issuing supplies to troops in the field, and the first Ordnance magazine was established at Carlisle, Pennsylvania the following year. An armory and arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts (1777-1968) was also established along with later armories such as Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (1799-1861), and Watertown, Massachusetts (1816-1968).

Seal of the Board of War and Ordnance

In 1776 the Board of War and Ordnance was created for issuing supplies to troops in the field, and the…

The genus Cystophora includes the large bladder-nose, hooded or crested seal of the Greenland seas, in which the nose of the males has a curious dispensable sac, and which attains an average length of from 10 to 12 feet.

Hooded Seal

The genus Cystophora includes the large bladder-nose, hooded or crested seal of the Greenland seas,…

"In heraldry, a bearing resembling the pall (Y-shaped), but not reaching the edges of the escutcheon: the three extremities are usually pointed bluntly." -Whitney, 1911

Shake-Fork

"In heraldry, a bearing resembling the pall (Y-shaped), but not reaching the edges of the escutcheon:…

The Baltimore Arms in between two ships.

The Baltimore Arms

The Baltimore Arms in between two ships.

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

Helm of Sir Edmund de Thorpe

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

"TIARA. The Pope's mitre, with its triple crowns." -Hall, 1862

Tiara

"TIARA. The Pope's mitre, with its triple crowns." -Hall, 1862

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.

Tilting Shield

A simple tilting shape of a shield or escutcheon in heraldry.