Medieval Glossary


In heraldry, this is a charge in the form of a star, generally with five points, intended to represent a spur-rowel. It is a mark of cadency assigned to the third son.

Related term(s): Heraldry; Charge (Heraldry); Mark of Cadency; Ordinary; Escutcheon; Crescent
Category: Heraldry
Added: 07.04.06
Last modified: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 341.


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