This was originally the object which knights used to wear attached to their helmets particularly at jousts.
- The English crest is a crown surmounted by a lion statant guardant crowned, or.
- The Scottish crest is an imperial crown, surmounted by a lion sejant guardant, displaying two sceptres or.
- The Irish crest is an ancient diadem surmounted by an embattled tower, a stag courant issuing from the portal.
- The crest of Wales is a dragon passant guardant, gules.
Crests are usually displayed upon a wreath.