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Old 06-01-2018, 12:06 PM
naraht naraht is offline
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Separate Coat of Arms and Crest for a GLO?

I've spent more than a decade both in my Fraternity and Wikipedia trying to get proper heraldic usage of the terms "Coat of Arms" and "Crest" where a Crest the area above the shield in a Coat of Arms.

I was looking through the Brand Guide of Omega Phi Alpha and noticed they actually have *different* things for their Coat of Arms and for their Crest. (See for examples).

Are there other GLOs where the Coat of Arms and the Crest are both separate graphical things without the Crest just being a piece of the Coat of Arms (in a heraldic way?
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:35 AM
Sen's Revenge Sen's Revenge is offline
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APhiA has a Fraternal Design (coat of arms) and a Shield, but not a separate crest.

Coat of Arms/Fraternal Design

This is the shield, which is only used very officially and never on apparel. (You can find old paraphernalia on ebay which has the shield on sweaters, but it was made before the rules changed)
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