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SculptureCiti® Studio offers large carved coat-of-arms made in sandstone and bronze. We make stone crests heraldry emblems custom insignia colors shields banners armorials badges and symbols to client's design and specifications >> more..

European Coat of Arms :: sometimes known as an achievement or as armorial ensigns or bearings is designed according to the rules of heraldry. Japanese coats of arms, called kamon (often abbreviated "mon"), are family crests which often date back to the tenth or eleventh century, and are still actively used in Japan today >> more..

 

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Sculpted Crest
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Life-Size Symbol
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Antique Shield

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Custom Banner
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Old Time Armorial
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Large Badge
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Bronze Arms

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Stone Coat of Arms
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Carved Heraldry
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Custom Emblem
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Stone Insignia

Modern Coat of Arms :: is derived from the medieval practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. Modern usage may see these designs as carved or painted ornamentation to buildings and furniture, as printed or embossed images on notepaper and other documents and incorporated as part of a seal. The Great Seal of the United States is often described as being the coat of arms of the United States of America >> more...

 

Brief History :: in the days when princes and knights were encased in armor while leading their soldiers in battle it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. It finally became the custom to place upon the shield or breastplate of a leader some distinctive mark or design by which the soldiers could readily identify and follow him. During winter, armor being cold, princes often wore coats which obscured the markings on the breastplate. Hence these markings were embroidered on their coats. In this manner the term, Coat of Arms originated, the word, Arms being applied to the particular design denoting the individual or family entitled by royal authority to use it. Thus the Coat of Arms, as we know it today, is a relic of the old armorial insignia, divested of the coat on which it was embroidered more...

 
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