Collar. A plain collar is not unfrequently found surrounding the necks of Dogs, Lions, &c. It is generally of gold, sometimes of silver, rarely of another tincture. The plain collar does not appear to be employed separately as a charge, but when an animal is said to be 'collared' or gorged(fr. accolé or colleté) a plain collar is implied; still animals are often gorged with ducal and other coronets.
When a beast is gorged and chained, the chain must be affixed to the collar and reflected over the back, as in the annexed example. Sometimes a double collar is named.
Argent, a lion rampant, gules, ducally gorged and chained or--PHILIPPS, Pembroke.
Sire Johan de HAVERINGE, de argent a un lion rampaund de goules od la couwe forchie e un coler de azur--Roll, temp. ED. II.
Argent, three annulets or, on a chief argent a greyhound courant gules collared of the second--RHODES.
Sable, a lion rampant ermine with a collar gemel azure; therefrom pendent on escutcheon of the last charged with a mullet argent--POWNALL, Lancaster.