Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Chief

See also: Chief in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Gyronny And A Chief §

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Multi-part field division.

When a gyronny field is combined with a chief, the gyronny’s center shifts downwards.

Gyronny of 12 And A Chief §

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Multi-part field division.

When a gyronny field is combined with a chief, the gyronny’s center shifts downwards.

Gyronny Arrondi And A Chief §

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Multi-part field division.

When a gyronny field is combined with a chief, the gyronny’s center shifts downwards.

Gyronny Arrondi of 12 And A Chief §

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Multi-part field division.

When a gyronny field is combined with a chief, the gyronny’s center shifts downwards.

Chief (1) §

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Peripheral ordinary. The height is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This is a full-size chief.

Chief (2) §

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Heart

Peripheral ordinary. The height is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This is a medium-size chief.

Chief (3) §

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Peripheral ordinary. The height is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower.

This is a skinny chief.

Chief Doubly Enarched §

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Peripheral ordinary.

Considered a step from period practice (SFPP) as of the Dec 2011 LoAR.

Chief Dovetailed §

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Peripheral ordinary.

Artist: Vémundr Syvursson.

Chief Flory §

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Peripheral ordinary.

Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

Chief Indented (1) §

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Peripheral ordinary.

Source: Walters Ms. W.847. Artist unknown. (Arms of Randolph, folio 11r.)

Chief Indented (2) §

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Peripheral ordinary.

Source: English Arms A. Artist unknown. (Page 171.)

Chief Surmounted by a Fillet Counterchanged §

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Peripheral ordinary.

Chief And A Bordure §

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Peripheral ordinaries.

When a chief and a bordure were combined in period, the chief occasionally appears above an attenuated field surrounded by the bordure, as shown here.

A Bordure And Chief Overall §

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Peripheral ordinaries.

When a chief and a bordure were combined in period, the chief typically overlay the bordure, as shown here.

Chief And A Bordure Overall §

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Peripheral ordinaries.

Chief And A Bordure Counterchanged §

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Peripheral ordinaries.

Counterchanging a bordure over a chief is a Step From Period

Practice (SFPP).

Chief And A Bordure Embattled §

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Peripheral ordinaries.

Artist: Vémundr Syvursson. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Chief and Flaunches §

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Peripheral ordinaries.

Artist: Vémundr Syvursson.

Per Bend And A Chief §

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Peripheral ordinary and field division.

When a chief is combined with a field division, the field is divided as if the chief removed space from the field.