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The elements of the Letters Patent may include:
Arms, depicted on a shield shape;
Crest, which may or may not be placed on a helmet with mantling. In most cases a wreath of twisted cloth is found at the base of a crest. Occasionally, other elements are substituted for the helmet and mantling;
Supporters, which are placed on either side of the shield and stand on a base known as a compartment;
Motto, a phrase placed on a scroll;
Badge/Insignia, an emblem separate from the Arms;
Cadet shield, a modified version of the main arms designed to be used by a descendant or heir of the recipient.
The helmet, mantling and honours insignia cannot be searched.