Crescent with a face in Graz

House sign with a moon showing a face

This house sign in Graz shows a bird standing on a combination of a star and a crescent. The combination star and crescent was already known in the Hellenistic period (4th–1st centuries BCE). The crescent represents the moon, the star represents the sun or the morning star. [German]

The crescent offers an interesting detail: it shows a face. Such a face you can sometimes see in coat of arms, as well.

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