In centuries gone past, a coat of arms was used primarily to protect the user, as well as inform friend or foe of the wearer's allegiances, on whose behalf they fought.
The Premier League equivalent of such a device would be a club's badge or crest, sported on every jersey for the masses to see.
However, not every side outfit in the English top flight has as attractive a signature as the last.
As time progresses, badges change and receive more modern updates but usually retain some essence of their roots.
Taking a look at the most recent designs, we've ranked the Premier League inhabitants' badges, with intricacy, colour scheme, historical value and overall appeal all playing their bit in what makes a crest great.
Also, as you'll see, it never hurts to have a nifty mascot on the design either.
Of course this is all strictly opinion, so feel free to give us your rankings in the forum below.