Feathers Hun's Cap and Crest Helmets Helmet Covers Shields and Borders

"out of the cap six cock feathers arise, with the tips dipped in blood . . ."

The feathers appeared as part of our coat of arms in 1576 (5).

The legend which accompanies the blood-tipped feathers proposes that in 933 "a Bosian ancestor . . . distinguished himself in a defensive campaign against the Huns, and hence the 'blood-color' in our coat of arms and the 'Hun's cap' decoration (3)".

The feathers along with the upside down Hun's cap are called a crest.

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