Cadency

  • Heraldry
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The process of Cadency is when many Titled Sons (all using the same Family Coat of Arms), are individually identified by a different small insignia. Placed on the upper most portion of a Coat of Arms, these Cadency Marks could be some type of “trait” or identifier like a small Bird, Cross, Circle or Square. Normally, military items would not be used (Sword, Axe or Mace).