Thursday, August 11, 2016

What Is A "Coat of Arms"?

The term "coat of arms" has a number of definitions:

"A surcoat or tabard embroidered with heraldic devices, worn by medieval knights over their armor."

"A unique heraldic design on an escutcheon (i.e. shield), surcoat, or tabard."

"A shield with symbols and figures that represent a family, person, a group or other organization."

And then there are these "definitions":


  1. Interesting collection. Just curious, but where did you find the second image "Henderson"?

  2. Hi, Mark!

    I ran across that image on the web a number of years ago (and at least one or two computers ago). Unfortunately, I failed to note where I had found it, and am unable to find it again. It's a great drawing, and I'd love to be able to credit the artist who drew it.