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Offline wymne5

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Identify crest?
« on: Saturday 20 May 17 12:50 BST (UK) »
Can anyone give me info on this crest.

It is on a piece of furniture commissioned for Kings College London

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Re: Identify crest?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 May 17 13:13 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

What you have in the picture is a shield - the crest sits above the shield ;D

The roman fasces (axe in a bundle of rods) was emblematic of the Roman magisterial office, is very frequently introduced in grants of arms to Mayors and Lord Mayors, which no doubt accounts for its appearance in the arms of Durning-Lawrence, Knill, Evans, and Spokes.

Blazon would read something like:
sable on a bend or, a mullet between 2 fleur-de-lys

Can't work out what the charge was in the top right?
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Re: Identify crest?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 May 17 06:13 BST (UK) »
The charge in the top right looks as if it could be crossed swords, possibly either the symbol of the diocese of London or indicating membership of the Cutlers guild.
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Re: Identify crest?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 May 17 06:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks KG, I mistook the fasces for a soda syphon!  ;D

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Re: Identify crest?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 22 May 17 08:46 BST (UK) »
Thanks KG, I mistook the fasces for a soda syphon!  ;D

Skoosh.

I thought it was a fireman's  multi-tool - axe/fire extinguisher.
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