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Italian heraldic dictionary

Fascia

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honorable piece, one third of the height of the shield, passing horizontally through the center. It can be in a higher than normal position ("raised") or lower ("lowered"), it can have crenellated contour lines with juxtaposed battlements ("double-engineered") or alternate ("counter-engineered"), in the shape of teeth ("toothed"), zigzag shaped ("rippled"), shaped like spines ("spiked"), wavy ("wave"), it can have only the bottom side with battlements ("reverse embattled" "), may have a lower than normal height (" diminished ") or not reach the sides of the shield (" withdrawn ").
Images taken from the valuable work "Raccolta Ceramelli Papiani"