Heraldic Tincture, Metals  & Colors

 

Coat of Arms - Heraldry symbols meanings - colors and charges 

 

Please note that the following listed symbol descriptions and meanings have been compiled from a 

variety of heraldic sources. Besides these symbols being globally used, the opinions and 

interpretations between heraldic researchers may vary slightly.

We update our page regularly with heraldic symbols !

 

Heraldry Symbols Coat of Arms

In this section of our website we would like to give you some additional information relating

to the symbols of coat of arms, a  variety of icons, colors and heraldic animals. Of course there

are many more heraldic symbols as shown here. There are many imaginative variations and combinations in every crest design that identifies the particular

carrier /owner of a family crest.

HERALDRY  SYMBOLS  & Meanings  
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    Gold/ Or           Yellow

Understanding, respect, virtue 

and majestic -generosity 

 Silver / Argent     White

Cleanliness, wisdom, innocence,

 sincerity, peace and joy

Red / Gules

Eagerness to 

serve his country.  

Warrior & martyr

Maroon / Murray

Victorious - Persevering 

in the battle

Green / Vert

Freedom, beauty, 

joy, health and hope,

loyalty in love

Orange / Tenne

Worthy ambition

 Blue / Azure

Steadfastness, strength  

truth & loyalty

 

Purple / Purpe

Majesty, justice 

and sovereignty

 Black / Sable

Grief and
resistance, constancy

Examples of heraldic shield divisions

Defense or protection

Protection

Faith and protection

Rule and authority

Military strips

or

Belt of Valor

 Stands for military
strength or fortitude.
Military strength
or bravery.
Honor - reward for performance of
eminent service
Protection
 
Dividing lines
Represents
Earth & Country
Represents

clouds and air

 

Represents the radiation
the sun. symbolizes
also fame and glory
Represents fire, or
the walls of a fortress
or city 
Represents

the sea or water 

 

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         B            D - E         F - G       H - K        L - O      P - R      S - W