- Heraldry. a narrower diminutive of the orle, usually ornamented with fleurs-de-lis at the edges and often doubled.
- Numismatics. an ornamental border enclosing the type on a coin or medal.
Origin of tressure
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The tressure should be double, but in this instance it is single.Royal English Bookbindings
The border surrounding the lion is heraldically known as the tressure.
The same rule, by the way, applies to the tressure, but not to the orle.
The first authentic illustration of the tressure in the arms of Scotland dates from the year 1260.
In 1471 there was a curious attempt of the Scottish Parliament to displace the tressure.
- heraldry a narrow inner border on a shield, usually decorated with fleurs-de-lys
C14: from Old French tressour, from trecier to plait, from trece tress
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