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Full display of all the heraldic components

Achievement (heraldry) also known as armorial achievement   heraldic achievement   hatchment  

An achievement, armorial achievement or heraldic achievement (historical: hatchment) in heraldry is a full display or depiction of all the heraldic components to which the bearer of a coat of arms is entitled. An achievement comprises not only the arms themselves displayed on the Escutcheon, the central element, but also the following elements surrounding it: Crest placed atop a: Torse (or Cap of Maintenance as a special honour) Mantling Helm of appropriate variety; if holder of higher rank than a baronet, issuing from a: Coronet or Crown (not used by baronets), of appropriate variety. Supporters (if the bearer is entitled to them, generally in modern usage not baronets), which may stand on a Compartment) Motto, if possessed Order, if possessed Badge, if possessed

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