The Sceptre is to be regarded as the symbol of “Justice”, according to Wade, as it is held in this regard in general usage. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P94 It is not often found alone but is sometimes held by human charges or exists in conjunction with a sword, the two crossed in saltire. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sceptre