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…

This Lion on shield is found on Johann of Heringen's shield..

Lion on Shield

This Lion on shield is found on Johann of Heringen's shield..

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 shield from the Philippines.

Phillipine shield

A shield from the Philippines.

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 Sumatran shield.

Sumatran shield

A Sumatran shield.

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…

"The simplest and most generally practised form of budding is that called Shield budding or T-budding. The operator should be provided with a budding-knife in which the cutting edge of the blade is rounded off at the point, and which has a thin ivory or bone handle, for raising the bark of the stock. A horizonal incision is made in the bark quite down to the wood, and from this a perpendicular slit is drawn downwards to the extent of perhaps an inch, so that the slit has a resemblance to the letter T, as at a. A bud is then cut by a clean incision from the tree intended to be propagated, having a portion of the wood attached to it, and so that the whole may be an inch and a half long, as at d." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Shield-Budding

"The simplest and most generally practised form of budding is that called Shield budding or T-budding.…

Greek soldier with sling.

Sling

Greek soldier with sling.

An illustration of a Roman soldier with a spear and shield.

Roman Soldier with Spear & Shield

An illustration of a Roman soldier with a spear and shield.

"Figure of a fallen warrior, represented among the sculptures now at Munich, belonging to the temple in Aegina. In consequence of the bending of the knees, the greaves are seen to project a little above them. The statue also shows very distinctly the ankle-rings." — Anthon, 1891

Fallen soldier

"Figure of a fallen warrior, represented among the sculptures now at Munich, belonging to the temple…

"The early Greeks used a very short sword, as may be seen from the preceding cut. The ancient Homeric sword had generally a straight, two-edged blade, rather broad, and nearly of equal width from hilt to point." — Anthon, 1891

Greek soldier

"The early Greeks used a very short sword, as may be seen from the preceding cut. The ancient Homeric…

An ancient Greek soldier.

Greek soldier

An ancient Greek soldier.

A Roman soldier.

Roman soldier

A Roman soldier.

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

Roman Soldier

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

An Assyrian spearman with shield and spear.

Assyrian Spearman

An Assyrian spearman with shield and spear.

"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…

"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…

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

Sword and axe

A sword and axe resting on a square block.

"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.

"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…

"This was a small round shield, made of the hide ofa quadruped." — Anthon, 1891

Targe

"This was a small round shield, made of the hide ofa quadruped." — Anthon, 1891

"A relief from the Column of Trajan, Rome. The name testudo, a tortoise (shell), was applied to the covering made by a body of soldiers who placed their shields over their heads. The shields fitted so closely together that men could walk on them and even horses and chariots could be driven over them."—Webster, 1913

A Testudo

"A relief from the Column of Trajan, Rome. The name testudo, a tortoise (shell), was applied to the…

Thor defeats a frost giant, Hrungnir. But as he falls, his club hits Thor, causing him to fall too. He is stuck under Hrungnir's foot.

Thor Stuck Under Hrungnir's Foot

Thor defeats a frost giant, Hrungnir. But as he falls, his club hits Thor, causing him to fall too.…

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…

"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…

"Or, a double tressure, gules. The tressure is a border at some distance from the edge of the field, half the breadth of an orle: the tressure may be double or treble." -Hall, 1862

Tressure Ordinary

"Or, a double tressure, gules. The tressure is a border at some distance from the edge of the field,…

"Argent, a double tressure, flory and counter-flory, gules. Tressures are generally ornamented, or borne flory or counter flory as in the annexed example." -Hall, 1862

Double Tressure

"Argent, a double tressure, flory and counter-flory, gules. Tressures are generally ornamented, or borne…

"DOUBLE TRESSURE. Two Tressures, or orles, one within the other." -Hall, 1862

Double Tressure

"DOUBLE TRESSURE. Two Tressures, or orles, one within the other." -Hall, 1862