This German shield dates back to 16th century.

German Shield

This German shield dates back to 16th century.

This German shield dates back to 16th century.

German Shield

This German shield dates back to 16th century.

This German shield dates back to 16th century.

German Shield

This German shield dates back to 16th century.

This German shield dates back to 16th century.

German Shield

This German shield dates back to 16th century.

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

Gold Shield

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

A heraldic shield with a green surface, which is represented by the perpendicular lines, drawn from the head to the base of the shield.

Gules Shield

A heraldic shield with a green surface, which is represented by the perpendicular lines, drawn from…

"The best known heraldic shield is that called the heater-shaped, a type common during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries."—Finley, 1917

Heater shield

"The best known heraldic shield is that called the heater-shaped, a type common during the thirteenth…

"Example of shield, from the Abbey Church of St. Alban."—Aveling, 1891

Heraldic Shield

"Example of shield, from the Abbey Church of St. Alban."—Aveling, 1891

"The Label is a Closet of Barrulet placed on the upper part of the field, and having three of more pendents or ribands hanging therefrom."—Aveling, 1891

Label Shield

"The Label is a Closet of Barrulet placed on the upper part of the field, and having three of more pendents…

A bouche shield with a decorative trim and a per pale division.

Ornate Bouche Shield

A bouche shield with a decorative trim and a per pale division.

A pointed heraldic shield with a base division.

Pointed Shield

A pointed heraldic shield with a base division.

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete word ... Potent, like vair, is of the alternate tinctures of argent and azure."—Aveling, 1891

Potent Shield

"Potent is when the field is covered with figures of potents, or crutches. Potent is now an obsolete…

"Potent counter-potent, sometimes called varry cuppy, differs from potent in that the potents of the same tincture are placed base to base and point to point."—Aveling, 1891

Potent Counter-Potent Shield

"Potent counter-potent, sometimes called varry cuppy, differs from potent in that the potents of the…

A heraldic shield with a purple surface, shown by the diagonal lines stretching from the top-right corner down to the bottom-left corner.

Purpure Shield

A heraldic shield with a purple surface, shown by the diagonal lines stretching from the top-right corner…

"The Rustre differs from the mascle in that the perforation of the device is circular and not throughout."—Aveling, 1891

Rustre Shield

"The Rustre differs from the mascle in that the perforation of the device is circular and not throughout."—Aveling,…

A heraldic shield with a black surface, which is shown by the crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

Sable Shield

A heraldic shield with a black surface, which is shown by the crossing horizontal and vertical lines.

A heraldic shield made of silver, which is represented by its plain, smooth surface.

Silver Shield

A heraldic shield made of silver, which is represented by its plain, smooth surface.

A spiked bouche heraldic shield with a per pale division.

Spiked Bouche Shield

A spiked bouche heraldic shield with a per pale division.

A tournament shield.

Tournament shield

A tournament shield.

A heraldic shield with argent and azure tinctures.

Varus Shield

A heraldic shield with argent and azure tinctures.

A heraldic shield with a green surface, represented by the diagonal lines drawn from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.

Vert Shield

A heraldic shield with a green surface, represented by the diagonal lines drawn from the top left corner…

Siggeston bore Silver a two-headed eagle sable.

Siggeston

Siggeston bore Silver a two-headed eagle sable.

Bishop of Durham, the son of basket weaver, bore Silver a cross of three upright wattles sable, crossed and interwoven by three more

Skirlaw

Bishop of Durham, the son of basket weaver, bore Silver a cross of three upright wattles sable, crossed…

The heraldic helmet of the sovereign.

Helm of the Sovereign

The heraldic helmet of the sovereign.

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall, 1862

Spearhead Imbued

"IMBUED. Weapons spotted with blood are said to be imbued. The example shows a spearhead imbued." -Hall,…

"Achievement of Arms of Humphrey Stafford, A.D. 1460. From his Garter-Plate at Windsor."—Aveling, 1891

Shield of Humphrey Stafford

"Achievement of Arms of Humphrey Stafford, A.D. 1460. From his Garter-Plate at Windsor."—Aveling,…

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning its head to look earnestly at any object." -Hall, 1862

Stag at Gaze

"Argent, a stag at gaze proper. GAZE. An intent look. This is said of a deer standing still, and turning…

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture to its head, it is said to be attired." -Hall, 1862

Stag Attired

"Argent, a stag lodged, proper, attired, or. ATTIRED. When the horns of a stag are of a different tincture…

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part of the neck, and full faced." -Hall, 1862

Stag Caboshed

"Argent, a stag's head caboshed, proper. CABOCHED or CABOSHED. Beasts' heads borne without any part…

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

Stag Courant

"Argent, a stag proper courant. COURANT. Running." -Hall, 1862

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

Stag Lodged

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall, 1862

Stag Tripping

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall,…

Hart at Gaze. The deer standing at gaze (facing the viewer) shows the statant guardant attitude of a beast in heraldry.

Statant Guardant

Hart at Gaze. The deer standing at gaze (facing the viewer) shows the statant guardant attitude of a…

Stourton bore Sable a bend gold between six fountains. The fountain is a rounded charged with waves of white and blue

Stourton

Stourton bore Sable a bend gold between six fountains. The fountain is a rounded charged with waves…

Stellery bore Paly silver and azure

Strelley

Stellery bore Paly silver and azure

William Stroker, who died Lord Mayor of London in 1484, bore Gironny of six pieces azure and silver with three popinjays in the silver pieces

Stroker

William Stroker, who died Lord Mayor of London in 1484, bore Gironny of six pieces azure and silver…

"Azure, a sun in its splendour. SOL, or THE SUN IN ITS SPLENDOUR. The sun is said to be in its splendour when it is figured (that is, delineated with a human face) and surrounded with rays. Sometimes this figure is called a sun in its glory." -Hall, 1862

Sun in its Splendor

"Azure, a sun in its splendour. SOL, or THE SUN IN ITS SPLENDOUR. The sun is said to be in its splendour…

"A swan's head erased at the neck, ducally gorged or. GORGED. Any animals, particularly birds, that have collars round the neck, are said to be gorged." -Hall, 1862

Swan Gorged

"A swan's head erased at the neck, ducally gorged or. GORGED. Any animals, particularly birds, that…

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

Sword Hilted

"Argent, a sword proper couped, hilted or. HILTED. The handle of a sword tinctured." -Hall, 1862

"Gules, a sword erect in pale, argent, surmounted by two keys, saltier, or. SURMOUNTED. A figure or bearing having another over it." -Hall, 1862

Sword Surmounted by Keys

"Gules, a sword erect in pale, argent, surmounted by two keys, saltier, or. SURMOUNTED. A figure or…

"Argent, three swords in pile, their points towards the base. IN PILE. Arms or other charges that are placed so as to form the shape of a pile are said to be borne in pile." -Hall, 1862

Swords in Pile

"Argent, three swords in pile, their points towards the base. IN PILE. Arms or other charges that are…

An ornamental cursive T, decorated with shields and weapons of heraldry.

Heraldic T

An ornamental cursive T, decorated with shields and weapons of heraldry.

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder pieces.

Tabard

A common item of men's clothing during the Middle Ages. It is a short coat with short sleeves or shoulder…

Talbot of Lancashire had three purple squirrels in a silver shield.

Talbot

Talbot of Lancashire had three purple squirrels in a silver shield.

"Argent, a talbot's head erased, semé of billets. TALBOT. A dog formerly used for hunting. It is formed something between a hound and a beagle, with a large snout, and long, round, thick ears." -Hall, 1862

Talbot

"Argent, a talbot's head erased, semé of billets. TALBOT. A dog formerly used for hunting. It…

"The Jewel or Badge, attached to the collar, or worn depending from a broad dark green ribbon which crosses the left shoulder, is formed of a figure of St. Andrew, of gold enamelled, his surcoat purpure, and his mantle vert, bearing before him his own cross saltire, the whole being irradiated with golden rays, and surrounded by an oval bearing the motto, 'nemo me impune lacessit.''"—Aveling, 1891

Insignia of the Order of the Thistle

"The Jewel or Badge, attached to the collar, or worn depending from a broad dark green ribbon which…

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

Helm of Sir Edmund de Thorpe

The crest and helmet of Sir Edmund de Thorpe.

"Jupon from the Effigy of Sir Edmund de Thorpe, Ashwel-Thorpe Church, Norfolk."—Aveling, 1891

Jupon of Sir Edmund de Thorpe

"Jupon from the Effigy of Sir Edmund de Thorpe, Ashwel-Thorpe Church, Norfolk."—Aveling, 1891

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry I of England.

Seal of Thurstan

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry…

"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.

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

Tilting Shield

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

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

Tilting Shield

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

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

Tilting Shield

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

"Argent, three torteaux in bend, sinister. TORTEAUX. Red roundlets." -Hall, 1862

Torteaux

"Argent, three torteaux in bend, sinister. TORTEAUX. Red roundlets." -Hall, 1862

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls or towers." -Hall, 1862

Towers Embattled

"Gules, three towers embattled argent. BATTLEMENTS. Divisions or apertures on the top of castle walls…

Tracy bore Gold two bends gules with scallops sable in the chiefe between the bends.

Tracy

Tracy bore Gold two bends gules with scallops sable in the chiefe between the bends.

"Argent, a pile, azure, issuing from the chief between two others, transposed. TRANSPOSED. Charges or bearings placed contrary to their usual situation." -Hall, 1862

Transposed

"Argent, a pile, azure, issuing from the chief between two others, transposed. TRANSPOSED. Charges or…

"Argent, three trefoils, gules, one over two." -Hall, 1862

Trefoils

"Argent, three trefoils, gules, one over two." -Hall, 1862

"TRESSURE. An ordinary not so broad as an orle. It generally forms a border to the inescutcheon. Tressures are frequently borne double, and sometimes treble. They are generally ornamented flory and counter-flory. The example contains only a single tressure." -Hall, 1862

Tressure

"TRESSURE. An ordinary not so broad as an orle. It generally forms a border to the inescutcheon. Tressures…