Pen: this device is found in few coats of arms. In one ancient roll the word penne is used for feather, drawn as in the margin, e.g. in Arms of COUPENNE.
.... three pens two and one, points towards the base--CHANDELER, Bp. of Salisbury, 1417-26.
Sire Renaud de COUPENNE, de goules a vi pennes de argent--Roll, temp. ED. II.
Gules, three writing pens argent--COWPEN.
Or, a bend sable between three pens gules--RIDELL.
Per pale argent and sable a chevron between in chief a writing pen fesswise and in base a crescent counterchanged--ALEXANDER, Boghall.