Geometric and Astronomical Charges In Heraldry

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     These fairly simple shapes are amongst the most common charges in heraldry. The roundel is commonly named specifically according to its tincture, thus a roundel gules and a torteau are the same thing.

torteau (tart)

roundel gules

pellet

roundel sable

hurt (berry)

roundel azure

pomme (apple)

roundel vert

golpe (wound)

roundel purpure

fountain

roundel barry wavy argent and azure

plate

roundel argent

bezant (coin)

roundel or

annulet

lozenge

mascle

rustre

fusil

thin or elongated lozenge

billet

paper folded as a letter

gout or goutte

droplet

mullet

 

mullet pierced

sometimes called a spur rowel

pentangle or pentalpha

mullet of 6 points

mullet of 7 points

mullet of 8 points

sun radiant 1

sun radiant 2

sun in splendour

crescent 1

crescent 2

decrescent with face

full moon with face

estoile

star

comet

 

 

 

 

increscent

"horns" to dexter

decrescent

"horns" to sinister

 

 

 

 

 

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