Augustus, in armour, with imperial mantle, crown and sceptre,
stands left of centre.
- "The Care of Books", John Willis Clark.
When the tumult grew excessively violent Gisco would rest one elbow on his ivory sceptre
and stand motionless looking at the sea with his fingers buried in his beard.
- "Salammbo", Gustave Flaubert.
See here, I hold the hand of the future King of France in my fist, and I can break it if I want to, and make it so that it can never lift the sceptre
- "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.