A skold, or scoldsbridle, is an instrument of punishment, intended for women with sharp tongues. It consisted of a metal frame to enclose the head, with a sharp metal bit to restrain the tongue; it was often decorated with horns and derogatory pendants. Unsurprisingly, the skold has not been found as a period heraldic charge.
The illustration is taken from an ornate example, possibly intended for both sexes, temp. Henry VIII [Alice Morse Earle, Curious Punishments of Bygone Days, 1896, plate LXVI]. For related charges, see helm.
Aquel of Darkstead bears as a badge: Vert, a skold affronty argent, horned Or, belled argent.