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Trends in German Heraldic Style An Analysis of Siebmacher ' s Wappenbuch von 1605

@inproceedings{Erisman2013TrendsIG,
  title={Trends in German Heraldic Style An Analysis of Siebmacher ' s Wappenbuch von 1605},
  author={W. Erisman},
  year={2013}
}
Shapes and Symbols Abstract shapes and symbols comprise about 8% of primary charges in the sample. Lozenges, roundels, and annulets make up just over half of this primary charge category. Other shapes seen occasionally include escutcheons, hearts, billets, and crosses couped, the last of which tend to be plain, formy, or moline. These abstract shapes often appear in groups of multiple primary charges, with 29% found in groups of three and 14% in groups of four or more. Words and letters appear…