A coffin is a box in which the dead are brought to the cemetery and buried. It’s a period charge, found in the allusive arms (German Leiche, “corpse”) of von Leichnam, 1605 [Siebmacher 156]. The coffin has been registered only twice in Society armory, and in both cases in a six-sided form which is post-period; this form, depicted in the illustration, is no longer acceptable. In theory, a period shape of coffin could be used as a charge, provided it were drawn recognizably; as of this writing, none have been registered. See also chest.
The Baron of Starkhafn bears as a badge: A six-sided coffin palewise sable charged in chief with a mullet of eight points argent.
Tristram Lorenz of the Coffins bears: Sable, a pall between a fleur-de-lys and two coffins palewise argent. [Coffins drawn with six sides]