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…

"Argent and azure, potent and counter potent. Some armorists call counter potent vary cuppy. POTENT. The ancient name of a crutch: when the field is covered with figures like small crutches it is called potent; when the heads of the crutches touch each other it is called counter potent." -Hall, 1862

Potent

"Argent and azure, potent and counter potent. Some armorists call counter potent vary cuppy. POTENT.…

"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…