Bar (heraldry): Difference between revisions

Bar != Fess. Fess is only one design involving a single bar.
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(Bar != Fess. Fess is only one design involving a single bar.)
In [[heraldry]], a '''bar''' is an [[Ordinary (heraldry)|ordinary]] consisting of a horizontal band across the shield.
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==Common ordinaries==
A single bar placed across the top of the [[field (heraldry)|field]] is called a '''[[chief (heraldry)|chief]]'''. A single bar placed over the center of the [[field (heraldry)|field]] is a '''[[fess]]'''. A division of the field by many bars — often six or eight — is a '''[[barry (heraldry)|barry]]'''.
 
==Diminutives==
Thin bars are termed barrulets. A still thinner bar is known as a cotise, which usually appear borne on each side of a fess. The fess is then described as "cotised."
 
The "closet" is described as a band of the thickness between a bar and a barrulet, but is rarely found.
 
A barry design consisting of ten or more bars is called barruly or burely instead.
 
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