Chaucer Arms

These are the arms traditionally associated with the Chaucer family. In heraldic terminology, this coat of arms is described as Per Pale Argent and Gules a Bend Countercharged.

Harvard Chaucer Portrait

The same coat of arms appears in the top left corner of this portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer (the fifteenth century painting commonly known as the Harvard Chaucer Portrait). The arms also appear on Chaucer's tomb in Westminster Abbey, London.