Heraldry

Eastern Crown

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Traced in Heraldry to The Mediterranean Region, The Eastern Crown (also known as The ''Antique Crown'') is probably the best known. A simple image, of which The Crown has …

Celestial Crown

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Somewhat of a rarity in Heraldry, The Celestial Crown may be traced back to around the 14th Century AD. It is also claimed to be a modification of The Eastern Crown (from …

Astral Crown

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While the meaning and awarding of the Heraldic symbol known as The Astral Crown is unclear. The image is shown in Heraldry as a Gold Crown (or Coronet). Above the Spires …

Fox (Beast)

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“Cunning” and “Resourcefulness” are but 2 known traits imparted by The Fox. A long time staple of the Medieval Hunter, The Fox is seen as early as …

Purpure

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Quite simply, the “Modern” color – Purple. These colors (when used on Coats of Arms and Ceremonial Shields), were reserved only for Kings and Queens. A …

Wool Pack

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Wool Packs are “Supportive” Charges seen on a Coat of Arms that resemble cushions. They are tied (or cinched) in appearance. They are seen in many “Less …

Pile (Charge)

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In Heraldry terms, a Pile is a type of Charge. It is normally shown as an inverted wedge. The point of The Pile does not touch The Base (or bottom of The Shield). Piles c …

Lozenge

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A common symbol on Coats of Arms, The Lozenge is a solid image in many colors. In it's “solid” form, it can represent a married woman. It is often confused wi …

Unicorn

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Ancient and possibly the most seen of Heraldic Beasts (as a Charge or Supporter), was The Unicorn. Seen as early as the 12th Century, The Unicorn legend is actually thous …

Sphinx

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Ancient in origin, The Egyptian Sphinx has the Head of a Human and the Body of a Lion. Greek and Egyptian portrayals were different (with The Middle Ages variant even mor …