The family ensigns by which the Corvini, Cincinnati, and Torquati were distinguished were confined to their statues; in no instance adopted as a peculiar badge in the field.

– From Inquiries into the Origin and Process of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dalloway.

(The families’ respective symbols were a crow, a chain, and a tuft of hair.)

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