Giulio Cesare Graziani
|Giulio Cesare Graziani|
|Country of Origin||Italy|
Official Blazon[edit | edit source]
Symbolism[edit | edit source]
The winged cat flying towards the stars is a symbol of curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, understood as exploration of the unknown which requires bravery to go against the limits of one's comfort zone, investing time and effort in the process.
The 4 mullets are also arranged as to mimic the cardinal points depicted on a compass (with the northernmost of a different colour) in order to explicitly refer to the theme of "exploration".
The main inspiration for the cat and the sable/argent tincture combination derives from the iconographic legacy left to the armiger by the armiger's grandfather (Giulio Cesare Graziani, same name as him), Italian military pilot during WW2 and later airforce general, who was an historic member of the Baltimore Wing ("Stormo Baltimore") in the Italian Co-belligerent Air Force, which assumed a coat of arms depicting four cat heads, two white and two black. Being him of great inspiration for the armiger, he decided to pay homage to him. The reference to early times of aviation and to the bravery of his grandfather also fit in a way with the overall symbolism of the arms, exploration as a means of crossing limits.
The crest further references flight, through the presence of an eagle, and the guiding nature of knowledge, through the open tome in the eagle's claw and its pointing gesture.
Badge[edit | edit source]
Blazon: Four mullets of six in cross Argent, the chiefmost mullet Or.