"Azure, a moon increscent argent. INCRESCENT. The new moon, with her horns turned towards the dexter side of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Increscent

"Azure, a moon increscent argent. INCRESCENT. The new moon, with her horns turned towards the dexter…

"Argent, a pale, gules, over all an inescutcheon or, a mullet sable. The inescutcheon is a small escutcheon borne within the shield." -Hall, 1862

Inescutcheon Ordinary

"Argent, a pale, gules, over all an inescutcheon or, a mullet sable. The inescutcheon is a small escutcheon…

"Argent, three inescutcheons gules. INESCUTCHEON. The name given to small escutcheons forming a bearing of a coat of arms." -Hall, 1862

Inescutcheons

"Argent, three inescutcheons gules. INESCUTCHEON. The name given to small escutcheons forming a bearing…

"Quartered shield of arms borne by Isabella, Queen of Edward II."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Queen Isabella

"Quartered shield of arms borne by Isabella, Queen of Edward II."—Aveling, 1891

"KNIGHT AND BARONET. A degree of honour next to a baron, created by King James I. to induce the English gentry to settle in the province of Ulster. The title is knight and baronet; it is hereditary: the arms are distinguished by an augmentation of a human hand gules, generally borne on an escutcheon in the centre of the shield." -Hall, 1862

Knight and Baronet of King James I

"KNIGHT AND BARONET. A degree of honour next to a baron, created by King James I. to induce the English…

"Argent, a lamb passant, carrying a banner charged with a cross. PASCHAL LAMB, or HOLY LAMB." -Hall, 1862

Paschal Lamb

"Argent, a lamb passant, carrying a banner charged with a cross. PASCHAL LAMB, or HOLY LAMB." -Hall,…

An effigy of the first Duke of Lancaster in his coat of arms.

Effigy of Henry, First Duke of Lancaster

An effigy of the first Duke of Lancaster in his coat of arms.

"Azure, three laurel leaves slipped, argent. SLIPPED. Torn from the stock or branch." -Hall, 1862

Leaves Slipped

"Azure, three laurel leaves slipped, argent. SLIPPED. Torn from the stock or branch." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a leg erased at the midst of the thigh gules. ERASED. Signifies any thing torn or plucked off from the part to which nature affixed it; generally applied to the head and limbs of man or beast." -Hall, 1862

Leg Erased

"Argent, a leg erased at the midst of the thigh gules. ERASED. Signifies any thing torn or plucked off…

"Argent, three legs armed, conjoined at the fess point at the upper extremity of the thigh, flexed in a triangle, garnished and spurred, or. CONJOINED. Joined together." -Hall, 1862

Legs Conjoined

"Argent, three legs armed, conjoined at the fess point at the upper extremity of the thigh, flexed in…

A line angled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Angled

A line angled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line arched or enarched for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Arched

A line arched or enarched for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

A line bevilled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Bevilled

A line bevilled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line dancette for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Dancette

A line dancette for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line double arched for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Double Arched

A line double arched for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

A line dove-tailed for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Dove-Tailed

A line dove-tailed for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by…

A line embattled or crenelle for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Embattled

A line embattled or crenelle for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are…

A line embattled grady or battled embattled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Embattled Grady

A line embattled grady or battled embattled for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one…

A line engrailed for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Engrailed

A line engrailed for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by…

A line escartelle for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Escartelle

A line escartelle for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by…

A line indented for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Indented

A line indented for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line invected for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Invected

A line invected for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line nebule for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Nebule

A line nebule for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line nowy or franché for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Nowy

A line nowy or franché for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are…

A line potent for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Potent

A line potent for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line radient for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Radient

A line radient for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines…

A line urdée for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Urdée

A line urdée for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

A line wavy or undé for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided by lines ... Curved and angular lines are numerous, and each has an Heraldic name expressive of its form." -Hall, 1862

Line Wavy

A line wavy or undé for dividing a field. "Escutcheons that have more than one tincture are divided…

"Lion couchant. COUCHANT. The French word for lying down with the breast towards the earth, and the head raised." -Hall, 1862

Lion Couchant

"Lion couchant. COUCHANT. The French word for lying down with the breast towards the earth, and the…

"Argent, a lion rampant guardant gules, debruised by a fess azure. DEBRUISED. Any animal that has an ordinary placed upon it is said to be debruised." -Hall, 1862

Lion Debruised

"Argent, a lion rampant guardant gules, debruised by a fess azure. DEBRUISED. Any animal that has an…

"Lion dormant. DORMANT. The French word for sleeping, used to denote the posture of a lion, or any other beast reposing." -Hall, 1862

Lion Dormant

"Lion dormant. DORMANT. The French word for sleeping, used to denote the posture of a lion, or any other…

"Or, from the midst of a fess, gules, a lion rampant naissant. NAISSANT. A French word signifying coming out. It is used when a lion or any other animal appears to be rising out of the centre of an ordinary." -Hall, 1862

Lion Naissant

"Or, from the midst of a fess, gules, a lion rampant naissant. NAISSANT. A French word signifying coming…

"Lion passant. PASSANT. Passing or walking." -Hall, 1862

Lion Passant

"Lion passant. PASSANT. Passing or walking." -Hall, 1862

"Lion rampant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant

"Lion rampant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

"Lion rampant double-headed. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant Double-Headed

"Lion rampant double-headed. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." -Hall, 1862

"Lion rampant gardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." GARDANT. Facing foward. -Hall, 1862

Lion Rampant Gardant

"Lion rampant gardant. RAMPANT. Any beast in a fighting attitude." GARDANT. Facing foward. -Hall, 1862

"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

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.

"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

"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

"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…

"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…

This Melting Grotesque Mask has an escutcheon design of a lock during the German Renaissance.

Melting Grotesque Mask

This Melting Grotesque Mask has an escutcheon design of a lock during the German Renaissance.

"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…

"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.