Anchor

Anchor

Anchor, (fr. ancre): this is frequently used as a charge, or crest, emblematical of hope, or of naval service. In old examples it is not unfrequently ringed at the point as well as at the head.

Arch

Arch

An architectural Arch used as a charge in heraldry. Usually shown as a castle’s Arch, but the Bridge Arch also appears, but will be blazoned as such.

Agacella

Agacella

  Agacella is another term for the Heraldic Antelope. Much like the Heraldic Tyger, the version of the animal on old coats of arms is very dissimilar to the natural animal. The heraldic antelope is very shaggy with serrated horns, tusks and a long tail like a...
Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark

The arc from the bible’s great flood is found occasionally in heraldry. It can be seen as the primary charge on the shields of individuals, municipalities and corporations.

Boar’s Head

Boar’s Head

As with any charge found in heraldry, there are a great many reasons the Boar’s Head might be found in a coat of arms. The foremost reason being (like with other charges) that the bearers name or place of origin has some connection with the name of the charge,...
Allerion

Allerion

The Allerion resembles an eagle displayed, but without beak or feet, and the points of the wings usually downward. May or may not show the eyes of the bird. The exact meaning of the Allerion in heraldry is open to some debate, but it is thought generally to have been...