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In [[heraldry]] the '''inverted shield''' has the distinction of being the only [[abatement]] of arms with recorded use. It was reserved for those found guilty of [[treason]]. Before execution the [[device]] of the condemned was displayed upside down. After the execution these arms would be subsequently stricken from the records entirely.
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In [[heraldry]] the '''inverted shield''' has the distinction of being the only [[abatement]] of [[arms]] with recorded use. It was reserved for those found guilty of [[treason]]. Before [[execution]] the condemned's arms were displayed upside down. After the execution these arms would be subsequently stricken from the records entirely.
   
[[Category:Device Heraldry]]
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[[Category:Device heraldry]]

Latest revision as of 13:35, 13 June 2013

In heraldry the inverted shield has the distinction of being the only abatement of arms with recorded use. It was reserved for those found guilty of treason. Before execution the condemned's arms were displayed upside down. After the execution these arms would be subsequently stricken from the records entirely.