On English arms an annulet was sometimes a sign of the fifth son.
They speculated that since the arms include an annulet , denoting a fifth son, they were probably for the Earl's uncle, William Montagu of Oakley, ‘a shadowy person’ who was the fifth son of Lord Chief Justice Sir Edward Montagu.
The coloration of the building was far from total. Plain surfaces, as walls, were unpainted. So too were the columns, including, probably, their capitals, except between the annulets .
The Greek Doric column has no base. Its massive shaft, generally treated with 20 flutes, terminates in a simple capital composed of a group of annulets .
The four annulets represent the primary support functions provided by the wing - personnel, facilities, supplies, and air and ground transportation.
The numerous shafts in S. Sophia exhibit the remarkable and beautiful structural expedient of surrounding the shafts, both under the capital and above the base, by bronze annulets .
The Cape Colony (and the Cape Province afterwards) had the annulets in the same field as a rampant lion.
The number of annulets in the above coats is evidently not significant and I have varied the barry field to make the design more attractive.
The columns have annulets above and below a series of small blocks which contain an "X" with dots placed in each of the four angels of the "X."
The star and annulets are surrounded by a wreath of laurel which follows the contour of the medal.