Helmet bead

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In heraldry, a helmet bead or bead is a tied band between the helmet and the helmet gem.

The helmet cover can still be located between the bead and the helmet . The task of the bead is often the replacement of the helmet crown , especially in civil coats of arms. The colors of the escutcheon are repeated here.

In addition to the term bead, the terms Bausch or Pausch , Türkenbund , Helmband and Helmlöhr or just Löhr are also used in descriptions of the coat of arms .

Many things are attached to the bead of the helmet to decorate the coat of arms . In English heraldry, bulges placed on the shield are no exception.

The tortillon was an award for knights, the chevalier, in France. Chevalier is actually a title of the middle nobility. This caste included the companions and court cavaliers. The bead was always two-tone. Waving ribbons were attached to it.

Heraldic figure

The bead can also be used in the escutcheon . It then becomes a common figure or heraldic figure . Here the view of the coat of arms figure is to be reported in the description of the coat of arms, because a top view or another bulge view can be selected. The beginning of the color heraldic right or heraldic left or the end is just like the number of turns of the helmet bulge.

Web links

Commons : Helmet bulge in heraldry  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Bead  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations