Medieval Glossary

Pencel

A small flag or streamer which was carried at the top of a lance. It was also called a 'pennoncel.'

Related term(s): Lance; Pennoncel; Pennon; Standard; Ensign; Banner
Category: Heraldry
Added: 10.07.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 420.

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