The inescutcheon is a shield appearing as a charge upon the coat of arms.
It is borne on an inescutcheon upon the arms of the Duke of Wellington as an augmentation.
This badge may be borne upon a canton, dexter or sinister, or upon an inescutcheon, at the pleasure of the wearer.
The difference may be noted between this figure and the next (Fig. 227), which shows an inescutcheon within a bordure.
When one inescutcheon is borne, it is usually placed on the fesse-point; but several inescutcheons may appear in one composition.
The widow of a baronet, however, places the inescutcheon with the hand of Ulster upon her husband's arms (Fig. 752).
When an inescutcheon appears on a shield it should conform in its outline to the shape of the shield upon which it is placed.
In the centre of the shield an inescutcheon arg., bearing the Ulster hand gu.
In the last-named plate an inescutcheon bears four important dates in the history of the state of Maine.
Ireland, and the arms of Hanover were placed upon an inescutcheon.