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'''A Label of Three Points''' is a [[brisure]] used to denote [[cadency]] in [[medieval]] [[heraldry]].  It is simply a horizontal strip with three tags hanging down, displayed [[in chief]] over the [[arms]].  Colour varies, but most often the label is tinted [[sable]].
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'''A Label of Three Points''' is a [[brisure]] used to denote [[cadency]] in [[medieval]] [[heraldry]].  It is simply a horizontal strip with three tags hanging down, displayed [[in chief]] over the [[arms]].  Colour varies, but most often the label is tinted [[sable]] or [[argent]].
  
 
A label of three points is used ''specifically'' to denote the eldest son of the holder of any particular arms in both [[England|English]] and [[Scotland|Scottish]] heraldry.
 
A label of three points is used ''specifically'' to denote the eldest son of the holder of any particular arms in both [[England|English]] and [[Scotland|Scottish]] heraldry.
  
In the [[SCA]], the label of three points is the only [[cadency]] mark in general use, and is typically reserved for the arms of [[Crown Prince]]s.
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In the [[SCA]], a ''label of three points sable'' is the only [[cadency]] mark in general use, and is typically reserved for the arms of [[Crown Prince]]s.
  
 
[[category:device heraldry]]
 
[[category:device heraldry]]

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A Label of Three Points is a brisure used to denote cadency in medieval heraldry. It is simply a horizontal strip with three tags hanging down, displayed in chief over the arms. Colour varies, but most often the label is tinted sable or argent.

A label of three points is used specifically to denote the eldest son of the holder of any particular arms in both English and Scottish heraldry.

In the SCA, a label of three points sable is the only cadency mark in general use, and is typically reserved for the arms of Crown Princes.