Coats of arms By Valerica Danaila and students of 3 rd A grade, School Elena Doamna, Tecuci, Romania
What is a coat of arm? <ul><li>A coat of arms is, strictly speaking, a distinctive heraldic design on a tunic used to cover and protect armour, but the term is more broadly applied to mean a full heraldic achievement which consists of a shield and certain accessories. </li></ul><ul><li>T he design is a symbol unique to a person, family, corporation, or state. </li></ul>
motto crest Mantling helm supporter supporter shield field coronet motto Common charges A charge is any emblem or device occupying the field of a shield. This may be a geometric design or a symbolic representation of a person, animal, plant, object or other device. A compartment is a design placed under the shield , usually rocks, a grassy mount, or some sort of other landscape upon which the supporters are depicted as standing . compartment An order or order of merit is a visible honour, awarded by a government, dynastic house or international organization to an individual, usually in recognition of distinguished service to a nation or to humanity. order
Are coats of arms still in use? <ul><li>In the 21st century, coats of arms are still in use by a variety of institutions and individuals; for example, universities have guidelines on how their coats of arms may be used, and protect their use as trademarks . </li></ul>
Photos taken in Poland (Sandomierz- The underground) <ul><li>During the Preparatory Visit for a Comenius project, in Poland, Tarnobrzeg, I visited Sandomierz. Here there are some photos: </li></ul>
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