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Italian heraldic dictionary

Scaglione

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honorable piece consisting of the lower parts of a band and a bar ending at their meeting point in the heart. It can be placed in a lower than normal position ("lowered") or higher ("raised"), it can have a smaller width ("diminished"), bear a battlement ("counter-edged"), face towards the sides of the shield ( "lying down") or "inverted", it can have zigzag ("rippled") or staircase ("stairway") contour lines, or the two parts may not meet in the center ("broken").
Images taken from the valuable work "Raccolta Ceramelli Papiani"