A Family Motto

Family coats-of-arms, mottoes, and the like are to be seen all over the city of Rome. Here is an interesting one that seems to belong to the historic Del Bufalo family, on a building that is between the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps:

The Latin means, “Fierce with the fierce” (or “Savage with the savages”), and the animal head beneath it is that of a lioness.

Sounds like it was a pleasant family to do business with, marry into, etc., huh?

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  1. Bob Boffa says:

    Kinda Like… An eye for an Eye? I like ours better! 3 stars on the shield eah with a letter; G P H.. Bet u know what they stand for! I must confess When I received our family’s crest from 1300 I added the letters…

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