"Ermine, on a chevron azure, three foxes' heads erased, argent. The augmentation is in a canton azure, a fleur-de-lis argent. AUGMENTATION. This word signifies in Heraldry a particular mark of honour, granted by the sovereign in consideration of some noble action, or by favour; and either quartered with the family arms, or on an escutcheon or canton." -Hall, 1862

Augmentation

"Ermine, on a chevron azure, three foxes' heads erased, argent. The augmentation is in a canton azure,…

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of William Bainbridge.

Bainbridge Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of William Bainbridge.

An illustration of a brass monument erected in honor of an Ecclesiastic.

Brass Monument

An illustration of a brass monument erected in honor of an Ecclesiastic.

A medal to honor courageous soldiers named after Ulysses S. Grant.

Grant Medal

A medal to honor courageous soldiers named after Ulysses S. Grant.

"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…

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Samuel Lawrence.

Lawrence Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Samuel Lawrence.

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Edward Preble.

Preble Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Edward Preble.

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Carolus Stewart.

Stewart Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Carolus Stewart.

An illustration of a monumental brass erected in honor of Sir Roger de Trumpington located at St. Mary and St. Michael's Church in Trumpington Cambridgeshire, England.

Sir Roger de Trumpington

An illustration of a monumental brass erected in honor of Sir Roger de Trumpington located at St. Mary…

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. The medal was first awarded in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress to then-General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

Washington's Congressional Gold Medal, Back

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national…

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. Each medal honors a particular individual, institution, or event. The medal was first awarded in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress to then-General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

Washington's Congressional Gold Medal, Front

Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national…