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Heraldry; The Crest

Heraldry; The Crest

The Crest If one starts looking at a coat of arms, after the actual shield itself, the crest is the next most important part. The heraldic crest, based on a cockerel’s comb (Latin crista) sat above the wreath or tort, made from twisted fabric. Roman legionaries would have a ‘Mohican’ style crest of dyed fur…

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Language of Heraldry

Language of Heraldry

A Brief introduction to the Language of Heraldry The language of heraldry is a unique form of describing a system of shapes, colours and symbols that are expressed in a standardised form when describing a coat of arms. In the 13th and 14th Century when closed helmets were the new design in fighting armour, it…

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