As a common figure or as part of a herald's image , it is used in abundance, as the symbolic meaning has a positive touch. The shamrock stands, among other things, for luck , in Christian symbolism for the Trinity .
- In heraldry, it is primarily taken as 3-leaf, that is, it is formed from three segments of a circle. These are arranged in the form of a three-pass ( Trefoil , "three-leaf").
- The stylized form without a stem is common as a heraldic element.
- It is the gestalt of the figure from which the card suit cross is derived, whose name Treff comes from the French term Trèfle for the clover.
- In the breast occupancy of the crest animal Adler the clover is at the ends of the chest under the name moon Klee stem received in the heraldry.
- At the ends of the arms of crosses, the clover leaf is the namesake for the cross occupied with it, the clover leaf cross (Lazarus cross or Brabant cross).
- It is also often used as fur .
- A rarer variant is the clover flower (clover leaf with flower).
- The coat of arms of Kleve has three (2: 1) clovers around a heart shield .
sprinkled with clover
Shamrock as a common figure
Lány u Rakovníka clover flower
The special shape is the basis for the shamrock cut . This is a coat of arms cut to break down the shield into desired herald images. Here the dividing line is interrupted, often in the middle, with a clover-shaped change. The shamrock can mutate here between a heraldic image and a mean figure.
Clover leaf cut
( open field near Deutschlandsberg )
Säyneinen , Finland
as a split ( Namdalseid , Norway)
Cloverleaf shield head ( Obersöchering )
The shamrock is also used in the signs of organizations and in club emblems, e.g. B. football clubs, before.
The "Quadrifoglio Verde" used by the Alfa Romeo racing
The cloverleaf was used as a mint master's mark , for example, on coins from the Annaberg , Freiberg , Langensalza , Zwickau and Schneeberg mints . The cloverleaf is the mint master's mark of the mint master Augustin Horn (Annaberg, Freiberg, Langensalza, Zwickau and Schneeberg) and Melchior Irmisch (Annaberg).
Half sword coin, Mmz. Kleeblatt, Zwickau Mint and Schneeberg
- Entry Trinity, Trinity, Trinity (Latin trinitas) . In: P. W. Hartmann: The large art dictionary.