Historically, a roll of arms, also called armorial, is an
“ illuminated manuscript describing (blazoning) and often illustrating (emblazoning) the arms of persons present at a particular battle or tournament. In addition to their historical interest, these rolls are excellent examples of heraldic art. ” (from Encyclopaedia Britannica)
Today, armorials are also recorded in electronic databases. Registers of heraldic administrations maintain collections of rolls of arms recording armorial ensigns and insignia of importance. This page records some of the coat of arms that have been created by MyBlazon's users.