|Country of Origin||Brazil|
- Sable, a cross of St. John Argent issuant from a sword hilt Or, a bordure potenty Or.
The interlocking of Sable and Or refers both to the armigers dichotomic personality and to his Austrian heritage. The potenty bordure, with its outward arrows, alludes to the thirst for knowledge and comprehension. The sword-cross stands as a symbol for religious zeal and for Luso-Brazilian culture, while also making a pun with the Brazilian idiom "entre a cruz e a espada" (which means having to choose between two difficult options).