The journal of The Heraldry Society


Founded as a quarterly by John Brooke-Little in 1952, The Coat of Arms (CoA) is now in its third series, which commenced in 2005 under the editorship of Clive Cheesman and Peter O’Donoghue. The journal now comes out twice a year and is intended to publish original scholarly research on heraldry and allied subjects. Read more.

Right, medieval cast copper-alloy seal matrix found near Newport in the Isle of Wight, displaying an unknown coat of arms and the legend S(igillum) Thome de Berie. Diameter 22.7mm. See the round-up of recently found artefacts in the current number of CoA for a discussion.

In the current issue

CoA (3rd ser.) 9 (2013), part 2: no 226

  • Understanding shield emblems on ancient Athenian vases: the case of Geryon’s many shields. By N. G. Mattias Engdahl.
  • A note on Sir Sanchet d’Abrichecourt, one of the first founders of the Order of the Garter. By Lisa Jefferson.
  • The College of Arms in the Second World War. By Peter O’Donoghue.
  • The gold ‘noble’ of Edward III – an erratum. By Adrian Ailes.
  • Book reviews.
  • Artefacts recently reported under the Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme.
  • Conferences, lectures, websites and podcasts.