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inescutcheon

/ˌɪnɪˈskʌtʃən/
noun
1.
(heraldry) a small shield-shaped charge in the centre of a shield
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  • Ireland, and the arms of Hanover were placed upon an inescutcheon.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • This inescutcheon was surmounted by the Electoral cap, for which a crown was substituted later when Hanover became a kingdom.

    British Flags W. G. Perrin
  • When one inescutcheon is borne, it is usually placed on the fesse-point; but several inescutcheons may appear in one composition.

  • It is borne on an inescutcheon upon the arms of the Duke of Wellington as an augmentation.

  • The inescutcheon is a shield appearing as a charge upon the coat of arms.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • In the centre of the shield an inescutcheon arg., bearing the Ulster hand gu.

  • Gu., an inescutcheon having a nail fixed in every point thereof in triangle, between as many holly leaves, all arg.

  • In the last-named plate an inescutcheon bears four important dates in the history of the state of Maine.

    American Book-Plates Charles Dexter Allen
  • This badge may be borne upon a canton, dexter or sinister, or upon an inescutcheon, at the pleasure of the wearer.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • The difference may be noted between this figure and the next (Fig. 227), which shows an inescutcheon within a bordure.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

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