THE WREATH upon which the crest is generally borne, is composed of two cords of silk interwoven or twisted together, the one tinctured of the principal metal, and the other of the principal color in the arms. The wreath, in ancient times was used to fasten... Heraldry: historical and popular - Page 128by Charles Boutell - 1863 - 427 pagesFull view
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Charles Boutell - Heraldry - 1863 - 427 pages
...about a Helm to support the Crest, and which is still represented as discharging that office beneath the greater number of the Crests of Modern Heraldry....Mediaeval Helm- Wreaths were splendidly enriched. See Crest in Chap. XVII. Yorkist Badge and Collar : — formed of Suns and Hoses. See Chap. XX. No....