The Dering Roll

The Dering Roll

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Caption: Coats of Arms, Coats of Arms. Image taken from: The Dering Roll, the oldest extant English roll of arms. The parchment roll measures 2645mm by c.210mm and is complete, consisting of 4 membranes, each measuring approximately 660mm in length. Painted on a green background, it contains 324 coats of arms arranged in 54 rows, with 6 shields assigned to each line. Above each shield is written the knight's name in English cursive script, with the exception of five shields where the names have been omitted or erased. Produced c.1270-1280.

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Keywords: armor, armour, buckler, coat of arms, discipline, heraldic, heraldry, historical, history, personal adornment, protective clothing and accessories, shield, shield of arms, the dering roll, visual works

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