olive branch

The olive branch should not surprise as in being regarded as the emblem of ” peace and concord”, from its biblical significance in the story of Noah and the Dove returning to the ark. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P129. Indeed we often find the olive branch depicted on a shield being carried by a dove. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Olive-tree