Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Fasces

See also: Fasces in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

An axe that has a bundle of sticks tied to its handle.

Used as a symbol of civic authority in ancient Rome, and in the United States.

Potentially offensive due to its use a symbol of Italian fascism during the twentieth century.

Default orientation: blade to chief, cutting to dexter. No proper coloration.

Source: A Complete Guide to Heraldry. Artist: Graham Johnston.

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