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For the rock band, see Argent (band).

Heraldry Tinctures
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Heraldry Tinctures

In heraldry, argent is the tincture with the colour silver, very frequently depicted as white and supposed almost to be interchangeable with it. However, Arthur Charles Fox-Davies argued extensively in his book The Art of Heraldry: An Encyclopaedia of Armory that, though extremely rare, the colour white existed as a separate colour in heraldry, typically in the white—never described or depicted as argent—labels borne by members of the British Royal Family. In Latin, argentum is "white money", or "silver".

The Heraldry Series

Crest | Compartment | Field | Line | Mantling | Shield | Supporters | Tincture

Argent | Azure | Carnation | Celeste | Cendrée | Gules | Murrey | Or | Purpure | Sable | Sanguine | Tenné | Vert

Bend | Chevron | Chief | Cross | Fess | Fillet | Flaunch | Pall | Pale | Quarter | Saltire

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