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Heraldic metals

There are only two metals in heraldic colouring, gold and siver, which equate to a yellow and white. See colours and furs for other colours and patterns on a shield.

Name Abbrv English Black and white representation  
or Or gold Dots Gold Shield Or
argent Arg. Silver Plain Silver shield argent

Because of the general rule is that colour should not appear immediately on another colour, nor a metal on another metal, coloured charges tend to appear on metal grounds and vice versa.

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