A Cross flamant.

Cross Flamant

A Cross flamant.

A heraldic shield with a charge cross in which the extremities terminate with fleurs-de-lis.

Cross Fleur-De-Lis

A heraldic shield with a charge cross in which the extremities terminate with fleurs-de-lis.

"A Cross Fleury, or Fleurie, is borne in the arms of Lord Brougham and Vaux. It is not very unlike the Cross Patonce, but the extremities are less spreading."—Aveling, 1891

Cross Fleury

"A Cross Fleury, or Fleurie, is borne in the arms of Lord Brougham and Vaux. It is not very unlike the…

"Cross flory. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Flory

"Cross flory. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the…

"In heraldry, forked; having the extremities divided into two: said of any bearing, especially of a cross." -Whitney, 1911

Cross Fourché

"In heraldry, forked; having the extremities divided into two: said of any bearing, especially of a…

"Eighth Son, the CROSS MOLINE. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in number. They not only distinguish the sons of one family, but also denote the subordinate degrees in each house." -Hall, 1862

Cross Moline

"Eighth Son, the CROSS MOLINE. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in number.…

"Cross moline. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Moline

"Cross moline. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the…

"Cross of Calvary. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross of Calvary

"Cross of Calvary. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of…

A heraldic shield with a charge of a cross with four ermine spots.

Cross of Four Ermine Spots

A heraldic shield with a charge of a cross with four ermine spots.

Gules, a saltier, argent. The saltier was formed by making two pieces of riband cross diagonally, having the appearance of the letter X, or, speaking heraldically, the bend and bend sinister crossing each other in the centre of the shield. The saltier, if uncharged, occupies one-fifth of the field; if charged, one-third. -Hall, 1862

Cross Ordinary

Gules, a saltier, argent. The saltier was formed by making two pieces of riband cross diagonally, having…

A heraldic shield with a Cross patée charge.

Cross Patée

A heraldic shield with a Cross patée charge.

A variation of the heraldic charge Cross patée, with concave colors.

Cross Patée Concaved

A variation of the heraldic charge Cross patée, with concave colors.

"Cross patonce. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Patonce

"Cross patonce. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the…

"Cross patriarchal. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Patriarchal

"Cross patriarchal. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any…

"Cross pattee. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Pattee

"Cross pattee. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the…

"Cross potent. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Potent

"Cross potent. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the…

"Cross quadrate. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Quadrate

"Cross quadrate. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of…

"Cross quarter-pierced. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Quarter-Pierced

"Cross quarter-pierced. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than…

"Cross Quarterly is a Cross cut by a partition line, and the tinctures reversed or counter-changed."—Aveling, 1891

Cross Quarterly

"Cross Quarterly is a Cross cut by a partition line, and the tinctures reversed or counter-changed."—Aveling,…

"Cross raguly. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the others." -Hall, 1862

Cross Raguly

"Cross raguly. CROSS. An honourable ordinary, more used as a charge in a coat of arms than any of the…

"The Cross Recercelée is very similar to the Cross Moline, but the extremities are curled backwards."—Aveling, 1891

Cross Recercelée

"The Cross Recercelée is very similar to the Cross Moline, but the extremities are curled backwards."—Aveling,…

A Cross tri-parted.

Cross Tri-Parted

A Cross tri-parted.

A cross-urdee is one in which the extremities are drawn to a sharp paint instead of being cut straight.

Cross urdee

A cross-urdee is one in which the extremities are drawn to a sharp paint instead of being cut straight.

"A Cross voided is not unlike the Cross double parted, but the bars do not run through or across the shield. It is, in fact, the Cross of St. George with the central area removed, so that only a thin outline remains."—Aveling, 1891

Cross Voided

"A Cross voided is not unlike the Cross double parted, but the bars do not run through or across the…

"It will be observed that the charge upon the shield in this instance is not the Cross, but the lozenges."—Aveling, 1891

Four Fusils in Cross

"It will be observed that the charge upon the shield in this instance is not the Cross, but the lozenges."—Aveling,…

"The Fimbriated Cross is a cross having a border of another tincture, generally for the purpose of allowing it, if it be of metal, to be placed upon a field of another metal; the fimbration, or intervening border, being of a color to prevent the violation of the rule that 'metal cannot be placed upon metal, or color upon color.'"—Aveling, 1891

Frimbriated Cross

"The Fimbriated Cross is a cross having a border of another tincture, generally for the purpose of allowing…

"A Cross crossed at the head."—Aveling, 1891

Patriarchal Cross

"A Cross crossed at the head."—Aveling, 1891

The cross of Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony's Cross

The cross of Saint Anthony

"The crown of the king of England." -Hall, 1862

Crown of the King

"The crown of the king of England." -Hall, 1862

"CELESTIAL CROWN. Distinguished from any other crown by the stars on the points or rays that proceed from the circlet." -Hall, 1862

Celestial Crown

"CELESTIAL CROWN. Distinguished from any other crown by the stars on the points or rays that proceed…

"EASTERN CROWN. A crown with rays proceeding from a circle, called by heralds an Eastern crown, is found in ancient achievements. The annexed cut shows its form." -Hall, 1862

Eastern Crown

"EASTERN CROWN. A crown with rays proceeding from a circle, called by heralds an Eastern crown, is found…

"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…

"The mural crown is a circle of fold embattled, and it is associated with military success in sieges."—Aveling, 1891

Mural Crown

"The mural crown is a circle of fold embattled, and it is associated with military success in sieges."—Aveling,…

"The naval crown is a golden circle surmounted with sterns and square sails of ships, placed alternately."—Aveling, 1891

Naval Crown

"The naval crown is a golden circle surmounted with sterns and square sails of ships, placed alternately."—Aveling,…

"An egg-shaped, ornamental, covered cup, with a circular pedestal and base."—Aveling, 1891

Covered Cup

"An egg-shaped, ornamental, covered cup, with a circular pedestal and base."—Aveling, 1891

"CURTANA. The pointless sword of mercy is the principal in dignity of the three swords that are borne naked before the British monarchs at their coronation." -Hall, 1862

Curtana

"CURTANA. The pointless sword of mercy is the principal in dignity of the three swords that are borne…

Dacre bore Gules three scallops silver.

Dacre

Dacre bore Gules three scallops silver.

Tiled damaskeening with floral ornaments used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Damaskeening

Tiled damaskeening with floral ornaments used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute…

Damaskeening of bendy with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Bendy with Scrollwork Damaskeening

Damaskeening of bendy with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration…

Cross hatched damaskeening used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Cross Hatched Damaskeening

Cross hatched damaskeening used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended…

Damaskeening with a floral bend sinister used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Floral Bend Sinister Damaskeening

Damaskeening with a floral bend sinister used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute…

Damaskeening with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration intended to enliven the various tinctures without interfering with the effect of the colours or altering the coat." -Whitney, 1911

Scrollwork Damaskeening

Damaskeening with scrollwork used in heraldry. "Damaskeening is the name given to minute decoration…

"Argent, a pale, dancette vert. DANCETTE. A zig-zag figure with spaces between the points, much larger than in the indented." -Hall, 1862

Dancette

"Argent, a pale, dancette vert. DANCETTE. A zig-zag figure with spaces between the points, much larger…

Davillers bore at the battle of Boroughbridge Silver three scoheons gules

Davillers

Davillers bore at the battle of Boroughbridge Silver three scoheons gules

Devereux bore Gulles a fesse silver with three roundels silver in the chiefe.

Devereux

Devereux bore Gulles a fesse silver with three roundels silver in the chiefe.

"DIADEM, a circle of gold with points rising from it, worn by ancient kings as the token of royalty. The diadem of most of the monarchs of Europe, as represented in ancient statuary, stained glass, and paintings, resembles the annexed engraving; the kings of England, from the Conquest to Henry VII., all wore a diadem of this shape." -Hall, 1862

Diadem

"DIADEM, a circle of gold with points rising from it, worn by ancient kings as the token of royalty.…

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "Party per pale, azure and gules; a bordure, argent." -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Difference

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "Party per pale, azure and gules; a…

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "The annexed example is or, a bordure engrailed, gules." -Hall, 1862

Shield Showing Difference

Differences are shields with a distinguishing charge or bordure. "The annexed example is or, a bordure…

"Gules, a dolphin naiant embowed or. EMBOWED. Any thing bent or curved, like a bow." -Hall, 1862

Dolphin Embowed

"Gules, a dolphin naiant embowed or. EMBOWED. Any thing bent or curved, like a bow." -Hall, 1862

"Ninth Son, the DOUBLE QUATREFOIL. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in number. They not only distinguish the sons of one family, but also denote the subordinate degrees in each house." -Hall, 1862

Double Quatrefoil

"Ninth Son, the DOUBLE QUATREFOIL. The differences used by armorists at the present time are nine in…

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile. It is frequently borne in crests and charges." -Hall, 1862

Dragon

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile.…

Drake, blazoned by Tudor heralds as a wyvern, is clearly a fire-drake or dragon in his origin

Drake

Drake, blazoned by Tudor heralds as a wyvern, is clearly a fire-drake or dragon in his origin

Drury bore Silver a cheif vert with a Saint Anthony's cross gold between two golden molets, pierced gules.

Drury

Drury bore Silver a cheif vert with a Saint Anthony's cross gold between two golden molets, pierced…

"The Arms of the Duke of Argyll." — Chambers, 1881

Duke of Argyll

"The Arms of the Duke of Argyll." — Chambers, 1881

The heraldic charge of the eagle is one of the earliest charges. It holds the same rank that the lion maintains among beasts.

Eagle

The heraldic charge of the eagle is one of the earliest charges. It holds the same rank that the lion…

"An eagle's head erased, beaked, or. BEAKED. The beak of a bird being of a different tint from the body is said to be beaked." -Hall, 1862

Eagle Beaked

"An eagle's head erased, beaked, or. BEAKED. The beak of a bird being of a different tint from the body…

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said to be displayed." -Hall, 1862

Eagle Displayed

"Argent, an eagle displayed sable. DISPLAYED. A bird whose wings are expanded and legs spread is said…

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French, to signify any creature borne with its back to view." -Hall, 1862

Eagle en Arrière

"Argent, an eagle proper en arrière. EN ARRIÈRE. An expression borrowed from the French,…

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the Persians as a standard in the battle of Cunaxa, B. C. 401. The Romans used eagles of silver, or more rarely of gold, carried in the same way as standards. The Napoleon dynasty of France also adopted the eagle as their symbol. A double-headed eagle is the emblem of Russia, Austria, and Prussia."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

French Eagle

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the…

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the Persians as a standard in the battle of Cunaxa, B. C. 401. The Romans used eagles of silver, or more rarely of gold, carried in the same way as standards. The Napoleon dynasty of France also adopted the eagle as their symbol. A double-headed eagle is the emblem of Russia, Austria, and Prussia."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

German Eagle

"The Eagle is an emblem in heraldry, war, and legend. The eagle, borne upon a spear, was used by the…