Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Crescent

See also: Crescent in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry; Crescent in Pennsic Traceable Art.

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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