Sceptre: this ensign of royal authority is but seldom borne singly. It is occasionally found in connection with a sword, the two placed saltirewise, or held in the hand of some king or saint. (See example in the insignia of the Town of BERWICK under King; and in those of the See of LINCOLN under Nimbus.)
Azure, a sceptre in bend between two crowns or; a chief of the last--FOX.
Vert, a sceptre surmounted of another in saltire or--PERSE.
Azure, three sceptres in bend or--PORTREA, Barnstaple.
Azure, three fleurs-de-lis or for Montgomery; quartering in second and third gules three annulets or gemmed azure for Eglinton; all within a bordure gold charged with a double tressure flory counterflory gules; on a surcoat[i.e. escutcheon over all] of the last a sword and sceptre saltireways proper--MONTGOMERY, Earl of Mount Alexander.