Components of a Coat of Arms
A coat of arms is centred on a shield and may be displayed with a helmet, mantling, a crest and a motto. A grant of supporters is limited to corporate bodies and to some individuals in specific categories.
Many grants also include a flag or a badge. A badge is a heraldic emblem distinct from the arms.
(Image on right: The Coat of Arms of the Town of Penhold, Alberta)