Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Crescent

See also: Crescent in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Crescent (1) §

Crescent Increscent Crescent pendent Decrescent

A quarter moon. Default alignment: horns open to chief. With horns to base, it is blazoned a “crescent pendent”; an “increscent” has horns to dexter, while a “decrescent” has horns to sinister.

Use of a crescent gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Crescent.

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Crescent (2) §

A quarter moon. Default alignment: horns open to chief.

With horns to base, it is blazoned a “crescent pendent”; an “increscent” has horns to dexter, while a “decrescent” has horns to sinister.

Use of a crescent gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Crescent.

This is a thick crescent.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Crescent (3) §

A quarter moon. Default alignment: horns open to chief.

With horns to base, it is blazoned a “crescent pendent”; an “increscent” has horns to dexter, while a “decrescent” has horns to sinister.

Use of a crescent gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Crescent.

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Crescent (4) §

A quarter moon. Default alignment: horns open to chief.

With horns to base, it is blazoned a “crescent pendent”; an “increscent” has horns to dexter, while a “decrescent” has horns to sinister.

Use of a crescent gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Crescent.

This is a skinny crescent.

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Crescent (5) §

A quarter moon. Default alignment: horns open to chief.

With horns to base, it is blazoned a “crescent pendent”; an “increscent” has horns to dexter, while a “decrescent” has horns to sinister.

Use of a crescent gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Crescent.

Source: Beyeren Armorial. Artist: Claes Heinenzoon.

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Crescent (6) §

A quarter moon. Default alignment: horns open to chief.

With horns to base, it is blazoned a “crescent pendent”; an “increscent” has horns to dexter, while a “decrescent” has horns to sinister. Use of a crescent gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Crescent.

Source: Banners, Standards, and Badges. Artist: Thomas Willement. (From the banner of Frogmorton, p.134.)

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Four Crescents Conjoined In Anulo §

A quarter moon. Default alignment: horns open to chief. With horns to base, it is blazoned a “crescent pendent”; an “increscent” has horns to dexter, while a “decrescent” has horns to sinister.

Use of a crescent gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Crescent. In mundane heraldry, this arrangement of four crescents may be blazoned a "lunel.”

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

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