difference ring

Annulet (ring)

An annulet (i.e. "little ring"), in heraldry, is a difference or mark of distinction, which the fifth brother of any family ought to bear in his coat of arms.

Annulets are also part of the coat-armor of several families. They were anciently reputed a mark of nobility and jurisdiction; it being the custom of prelates to receive their investiture per baculum et annulum.

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