A Heraldic Primer: Roundels

The roundels of each tincture have special names:

  • A plate.
    (A roundel argent.)
  • A hurt.
    (A roundel azure.)
  • A torteau.
    (A roundel gules.)
  • A bezant.
    (A roundel Or.)
  • A golpe.
    (A roundel purpure.)
  • A pellet.
    (A roundel sable.) Also called a gunstone or ogress.
  • A pomme.
    (A roundel vert.)
  • At least one other roundel has a special name, too:

  • A fountain.
    (A roundel barry-wavy azure and argent.)