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Coats of Arms - Cadency Marks

Difference or marks of Cadency, are the destinctions used to indicate the various branches or Cadets of one family. ie: The eldest son of the family would bear the label upon the coat of arms of his father, the second son the crescent, and so on.


Label
The 1st son

Crescent

The 2nd son

Mullet

The 3rd son

Martlet

The 4th son

Annulet

The 5th son

Fleur-de-lis

The 6th son

Rose

The 7th son

Cross
Moline
The 8th son

Double
quatrefoil
The 9th son
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