Sylvius Bonus to Syrtis

Sylvius Bonus Supposed to be Coil the Good, a contemporary of Ausonius, who often mentions him; but not even the titles of his works are known. He was a British writer.

Symbol originally meant the corresponding part of a tally, ticket, or coin cut in twain. The person who presented the piece which fitted showed a “symbol” of his right to what he claimed. (Greek, sun ballo, to put or cast together.)

Symbols of Saints

AgathaCarrying her breasts in a dish.
AgathonA book and crozier.
AgnesA lamb at her side.
AnastasiaA palm branch.
AndrewA saltire cross.
AnneA book in her hand.
AnthonyA tau cross, with a bell at the end, and a pig by his side.
ApolloniaA tooth and palm branch. She is applied to by those who suffer from toothache.
Asaph and AydanA crozier.
BarbaraA book and palm branch.
BarnabasA staff in one hand and an open book in the other; or a rake.
BartholomewA knife; or a processional cross.
BlaiseIron combs, with which his body was torn to pieces.
BridgetA crozier and book.
CatherineAn inverted sword, or large wheel.
CeciliaPlaying on a harp or organ.
ChristopherA gigantic figure carrying Christ over a river.
ClareA palm branch.
ClementA papal crown, or an anchor. He was drowned with an anchor tied round his neck; also a pot.
Crispin and CrispianTwo shoemakers at work.
CuthbertSt. Osbald's head in his hand.
DavidA leek, in commemoration of his victory over the Saxons.
DenysHolding his mitred head in his hand.
DorothyCarrying a basket of fruit.
Edward the ConfessorCrowned with a nimbus, and holding a sceptre.
ElizabethSt. John and the lamb at her feet.
FaithA gridiron.
FelixAn anchor.
FlowerHer head in her hand, and a flower sprouting out of her neck.
FrancisA seraph inflicting the five wounds of Christ; or a lily on a trampled globe.
FyacreArrayed in a long robe, praying and holding his beads in one hand.
GabrielA flower-pot full of lilies between him and the Virgin.
GeorgeMounted on horseback, and transflxing a dragon.
GilesA hind, with its head in the saint's lap.
IgnatiusThe monogram I.H.S. on the breast or in the sky, circled with a glory. Fairhold says the mystery of the Trinity was thus revealed to him.
James the GreaterA pilgrim's staff; or a scallop shell.
James the LessA fuller's pole. He was killed by Simon the fuller.
John BaptistA camel-hair garment, small rude cross, and a lamb at his feet.
John EvangelistA chalice, out of which a dragon or serpent is issuing, and an open book; or a young man with an eagle in the background. (Ezekiel vii. 1-10.)
JeromeA blue hat, and studying a large folio volume.
JudeWith a club or lance.
JulianFerrying travellers across a stream.
LawrenceA book and gridiron.
LouisA king kneeling, with the arms of France at his feet; a bishop blessing him, and a dove descending on his head.
LoyA crozier and hammer. He is the patron saint of smiths.
LucyWith a short staff in her hand, and the devil behind her; or with eyes in a dish. (See Lucy.)
LukeSitting at a reading-desk, beneath which appears an ox's head; or pictorially engaged upon a Bambino. (Ezekiel vii. 1-10.)
MargaretTreading on a dragon, or piercing it with the cross.
MarkA man seated writing, with a lion couchant at his feet.
MartinOn horseback, dividing his cloak with a beggar behind him on foot.
Mary the VirginCarrying the child Jesus, and a lily is somewhere displayed.
Mary MagdalenA box of ointment.
MatthewWith a halberd, with which Nadabar killed him. As an evangelist, he holds a pen, with which he is writing on a scroll. The most ancient symbol is a man's face. (Ezekiel vii. 1-10.)
MichaelIn armour, with a cross, or else holding scales, in which he is weighing souls.
NicholasA tub with naked infants in it. He is patron saint of children.
PaulA sword and a book. Dressed as a Roman.
PeterKeys and a triple cross; or a fish; or a cock.
PhilipA pastoral staff, surmounted with a cross. He was hung on a tall pillar.
RocheA wallet, and a dog with a loaf in its mouth sitting by. He shows a boil in his thigh.
SebastianBound to a tree, his arms tied behind him, and his body transfixed with arrows. Two archers stand by his side; sometimes presenting a sheaf of arrows to the Lord.
SimonA saw, because he was sawn asunder.
StephenA book and a stone in his hand.
TheodoraThe devil holding her hand, and tempting her.
TheodoreArmed with a halberd in his hand, and with a sabre by his side.
ThomasWith a builder's rule, or a stone in his hand, or holding the lance with which he was slain at Meliapour.
Thomas of CanterburyKneeling, and a man behind him striking at him with a sword.
UrsulaA book and arrows. She was shot through with arrows by the Prince of the Huns.

(See Apostles, Evangelists etc.)
   Symbols of other sacred characters.

AbrahamAn old man grasping a knife, ready to strike his son Isaac, who is bound on an altar. An angel arrests his hand, and a ram is caught in the thicket.
DavidKneeling, above is an angel with a sword. Sometimes he is represented

  By PanEris using Melati.

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