Coats of Arms of the Circle and Others
As of the beginning of Trojans
The Circle (in use)
NB: Since 1986, the arms of the Knights of the Circle have used a riot shield as escutcheon.
King Arthur Pendragon (High King Jordan Taylor)
Azure, a dragon’s head affronté or
Sir Galahad (Sir David Stafford)
Argent, a cross gules
Sir Palamedes (Stephen Mukherjee)
Chequy argent and sable
Sir Lancelot (Paul Parsons)
Argent, three bends gules
Sir Tristan (Tania Woodville)
Vert, a lion rampant or
Sir Gareth (Jason Smith)
Purpure, a double-headed eagle displayed or with bend gules
Sir Bedivere (Bonnie Laing)
Or, a gonfanon gules
Sir Accolon (Craig McCutcheon)
Argent, two serpents wavy palewise azure
Sir Marhaus (Patrick Sullivan)
Barry argent and azure, a lion rampant gules
Sir Kay (Sir Charles Raymond, retired)
Azure, two keys argent
The Circle (in abeyance)
Sir Dagonet (last known bearer Desmond Wigsby)
Argent, a cockerel’s head gules
The Green Knight (Jordan Taylor)
The Black Knight (last known bearer David Stafford)
The Duchy of Cornwall
Sable, fifteen bezants five four three two one or.
Caveat: While many of these coats of arms are based on mainstream traditions, others have been selected from more obscure sources or just made up – either for purposes of story convenience, or because they look cool.
For example, both Gawain and Mordred traditionally bear variants on King Lot’s arms, a gold double-headed eagle on a purple field. To keep them distinct, I’ve instead given Gawain the shield he carries in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and invented one for Mordred.
More reputable accounts of the coats of arms of Arthur’s knights can be found at the following sources:
Animal images designed by Blair Bidmead.