The Sable Shield of Ansteorra is a non-armigerous acknowledgement (not award) that is given to those who have served in the armed forces.
"By Edict this Day, ______________ Is/Are bestowed the award of the Sable Shield of Ansteorra.
For service and defense of our populace and kingdom, in foreign lands and at great risk to their
own life and limb. We thank for your sacrifice. This non-armigerous award is given on the ____st
day of _____ being Anno Societatis XXXVIII, Anno Domini 2004"
The insignia for the acknowledgement is an unadorned escutcheon, sable. Later iterations have included the insignia of the specific branch of the military the individual served in.
There is not a scroll/charter for this acknowledgement.
As this is not an award per-se as recognized by Corpora, there is no precedent associated with it.
- The Sable Shield was the first acknowledgement ever received by Elizabeta di Valore della Rosa.
- The acknowledgement is given to the individual, rather than the Persona.