Riband or Ribbon. (1.) The term Ribbon is used by one or two heraldic writers for a diminutive of the bend, of which it is one-eighth in width; if couped at each end it would represent a baton dexter, but his does not occur.
Argent, a ribbon traverse sable--TRAVERS.
Or, a lion rampant gules surmounted by a ribbon[or bendlet] sable--ABERNETHY of that Ilk, co. Fife.
Azure, an eagle displayed or, a ribbon gules--GUERIET.
Argent, on a fesse humetty gules, three leopard's faces or, over all a ribbon sable--BRABANT.
(2.) The Riband in its usual sense is sometimes found mentioned in blazon, where a medal or the like is suspended by, or arrows and the like tied with, one.
Argent, three bars gules on a chief embattled of the last the representation of a castle with broken walls of the field; on a canton of the last a medal of Talavera or, suspended from a red ribbon with blue edges--FULLER.
Per fesse embattled azure and gules, in chief a lion passant argent, in base two faulchions in saltire blades of the third, hilts and pomels or, on a canton ermine a mural crown or, and suspended therefrom by a ribbon gules edged azure, the Corunna medal gold--DARLING.
Azure, a fesse dancetty in chief a bow bent in fesse and three arrows, two in saltire and one in pale, tied with a ribbon in base all or--BUDD, Willesley, co. Devon.