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inescutcheon

noun
  1. heraldry a small shield-shaped charge in the centre of a shield
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Historical Examples of inescutcheon

  • 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