Label of three points

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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.

A white label is used to distinguish the English Royal arms for the heir apparent, one of the rare cases where heraldry recognises white as a colour.

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.