Heraldic Badge

  • Heraldry
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

These designs were made to be worn by various Associates of a Noble House that was issued a Coat of Arms. Specific Servants and Workers within the Household could wear their Lords Arms. These “badges” were often made into colored patching and were worn on a Surcoat or sleeve. Some could also be used on caps. Metal and enamel versions would be made as well. In Cases of a Livery Collar (or Chain of Office) – the Pendant may be the Badge of The King or Queen that Official serves. Badges could also be used to “mark” specific property (horses, buildings and as “Markers” for land – in some cases) – to imply ownership.