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In [[heraldry]] a '''garb''' is a wheatsheaf. It was a particularly common charge in period heraldry, but is used relatively infrequently in the [[SCA]].
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In [[heraldry]] a '''garb''' is a wheatsheaf. It was a particularly common charge in period heraldry, but is used relatively infrequently in the [[SCA]].<br>
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In [[England|English]] heraldry it has a particular place, as being the charge chosen by the '''Grosvenor''' family, when their claim to ''Azure, a bend or'' (otherwise the arms of '''Scrope''') was dismissed, and the king ordered them to change their arms altogether, rather than differencing them. Grosvenor chose ''Azure, a garb or''.
   
 
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Revision as of 18:01, 8 September 2005

This page is about the heraldic charge Garb, for information on clothing in the SCA see Clothing.


In heraldry a garb is a wheatsheaf. It was a particularly common charge in period heraldry, but is used relatively infrequently in the SCA.
In English heraldry it has a particular place, as being the charge chosen by the Grosvenor family, when their claim to Azure, a bend or (otherwise the arms of Scrope) was dismissed, and the king ordered them to change their arms altogether, rather than differencing them. Grosvenor chose Azure, a garb or.