coat of arms

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Synonyms for coat of arms

Synonyms for coat of arms

the official symbols of a family, state, etc

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One of the key rules, he says, is that there must not be two identical coats of arms.
There are many images of saints and coats of arms, secular scenes meant for castles and scholars' studies, cycles of the months and the mechanical arts - all well explained and historically contextualized.
Syd, who runs the Family Crest studio in Edinburgh's Cannongate, said: "We have also been asked to do coats of arms for politicians Winnie Ewing and Mike Russell and actor James Cosmo.
Coats of arms and private chapels proliferated, as did steeply sloping roofs bristling with spiky windvanes.
We talked about the first coats of arms used by soldiers during the Crusades as a means of distinguishing friend from foe on the battlefield, and their subsequent use in later years among upper class society - royalty, nobility and clergy.
Anyway, they say, the kuna was the currency in the middle ages, and the chequerboard coats of arms is also an ancient one.
The art of heraldry created coats of arms as visual representations of European families, and Chinese chops, Japanese mon, and Northwest Indian totems have served the same function for centuries.
COLUMNIST Brian Reade awards a trio of royals the coats of arms they really deserve:
Wealthy families would order whole dinner services, supplying details of the coats of arms and family crests they wanted painted on them.
Both already have the scallop on their coats of arms, which were designed when they turned 18.
Pupils from local schools - including Class 1 from Highburton First, who are pictured here - have designed coats of arms which will be entered in a contest at Shepley Spring Festival.
The couple from Sheldon, who have a combined age of 68, have designed their coats of arms using symbols common to the MacNichol family line.
His image appears in coats of arms and on countless illustrations that to this day pervade our lives.
Consequently, the self-identity of the abbess became crucial, as can be gleaned from an emphasis on preserving names, written descriptions, visual representations, and abbesses' coats of arms.
There are many eye-catching fixtures set around the room, including sensational copies of Gustave Klimt paintings, Japanese coats of arms, and a back wall rendering of the Noe logo backlit in cobalt blue.