Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Chief

See also: Chief in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Chief (1) §

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

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Chief (2) §

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

This is a medium-size chief.

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Chief (3) §

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

This is a skinny chief.

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Chief Doubly Enarched §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Embattled (1) §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Embattled (2) §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Enarched §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Engrailed §

Central ordinary.

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Chief Indented §

Peripheral ordinary.

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

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Chief Invected §

Central ordinary.

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Chief Flory §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Potenty §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Triangular §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Urdy §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief Wavy §

Peripheral ordinary.

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Chief And A Bordure §

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.

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Chief And A Bordure Overall §

Peripheral ordinaries.

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Chief And A Bordure Counterchanged §

Peripheral ordinaries.

Counterchanging a bordure over a chief is a Step From Period

Practice (SFPP).

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