Coxcomb (Period)

Coxcomb (Period)

A coxcomb is a caruncle of flesh, sitting as a crest atop the heads of some male birds (notably the cock), and generally treated as a symbol of pride or foolishness.  It’s a period charge, found in the canting arms (Italian cresta da gai) of da Gaiano, mid-15th C. [Triv 159; cf. also BSB Cod.Icon 270:409].

Guy of Aydon bears:  Quarterly argent and vert, a coxcomb gules.

ffride wlffsdotter bears as a badge:  A coxcomb sable.

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