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5.2 Arms show personal status 

CORONETS OF RANK

Every rank of the peerage has its own type of coronet that is placed on the shield. There are some differences between countries.
 
      

English and Finnish baronial coronets

   Viscount 

English earl

Continental count

English marquess


 
 
Ducal
coronet
(Duchy of Lombardy)
 
 
 
 
 

 

City of Brescia1835 free frank,on a cover sent locally
with an invitation to a city council meeting. 

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