Purse, (fr. bourse), stringed and tasselled, is represented as in the margin. The purse of state, in which the great seal is kept, is of similar form, but more richly adorned. Very similar to the purse is the pouch or scrip. See under Pilgrim's Staff.
Argent, a purse overt gules--CONRADUS.
Argent, a chevron between three dexter hands clenched sable, each holding a purse of the first--STEVENSON.
Or, a fesse chequy argent and azure between three purses gules--SPREWELL, Cowdon, Scotland.
Argent, two lion's gambes erased in saltire gules; on a canton of the second three purses or--ANDESLY.
Argent, a chevron between three swords point downwards, each supporting a purse sable, the pomels and tassels or--TASBOROUGH, Suffolk.