Agatha Carrying her breasts in a dish.
Agathon A book and crozier.
Agnes A lamb at her side.
Anastasia A palm branch.
Andrew A saltire cross.
Anne A book in her hand.
Anthony A tau cross, with a bell at the end, and a pig by his side.
Apollonia A tooth and palm branch. She is applied to by those who suffer from toothache.
Asaph and Aydan A crozier.
Barbara A book and palm branch.
Barnabas A staff in one hand and an open book in the other; or a rake.
Bartholomew A knife; ora processional cross.
Blaise Iron combs, with which his body was torn to pieces.
Bridget A crozier and book.
Catherine An inverted sword, or large wheel.
Cecilia Playing on a harp or organ.
Christopher A gigantic figure carrying Christ over a river.
Clare A palm branch.
Clement A papal crown, or an anchor.
He was drowned with an anchor tied round his neck; also a pot.
Crispin and Crispian
Two shoemakers at work.
Cuthbert St. Osbald's head in his hand.
David A leek, in commemoration of his victory over the Saxons.
Denys Holding his mitred head in his hand.
Dorothy Carrying a basket of fruit.
Edward the Confessor Crowned with a nimbus, and holding a sceptre.
Elizabeth St. John and the lamb at her feet.
Faith A gridiron.
Felix An anchor.
Flower Her head in her hand, and a flower sprouting out of her neck.
Francis A seraph inflicting the five wounds of Christ; or a lily on a trampled globe.
Fyacre Arrayed in a long robe, praying and holding his beads in one hand.
Gabriel A flower-pot full of lilies between him and the Virgin.
George Mounted on horseback, and transflxing a dragon.
Giles A hind, with its head in the saint's lap.
Ignatius The monogram I.H.S. on the breast or in the sky, circled with a glory. Fairhold says the mystery of the Trinity was thus revealed to him.
James the Greater A pilgrim's staff; or a scallop shell.
James the Less A fuller's pole. He was killed by Simon the fuller.
John Baptist A camel-hair garment, small rude cross, and a lamb at his feet.
John Evangelist A chalice, out of which a dragon or serpent is issuing, and an open book; or a young man with an eagle in the background.
(Ezekiel vii. 1-10.)
Jerome A blue hat, and studying a large folio volume,
Jude With a club or lance.
Julian Ferrying travellers across a stream.
Lawrence A book and gridiron.
Louis A king kneeling, with the arms of France at his feet; a bishop blessing him, and a dove descending on his head.
Loy A crozier and hammer. He is the patron saint of smiths.
Lucy With a short staff in her hand, and the devil behind her; or with eyes in a dish.
Luke Sitting at a reading-desk, beneath which appears an ox's head; or pictorially engaged upon a Bambino. (Ezekiel vii. 1-10.)
Margaret Treading on a dragon, or piercing it with the cross.
Mark A man seated writing, with a lion couchant at his feet.
Martin On horseback, dividing his cloak with a beggar behind him on foot.
Mary the Virgin Carrying the child Jesus and a lily is somewhere displayed.
Mary Magdalen A box of ointment.
Matthew With a halberd, with which Nadabar killed him. As an evangelist, he holds a pen, with which he is writing on a scroll. The most ancient symbol is a man's face. (Ezekiel vii. 1-10.)
Michael In armour, with a cross, or else holding scales, in which he is weighing souls.
Nicholas A tub with naked infants in it. He is patron saint of children.
Paul A sword and a book. Dressed as a Roman.
Peter Keys and a triple cross; or a fish; or a cock.
Philip A pastoral staff, surmounted with a cross. He was hung on a tall pillar.
Roche A wallet, and a dog with a loaf in its mouth sitting by. He shows a boil in his thigh.
Sebastian Bound to a tree, his arms tied behind him, and his body transfixed with arrows.
Two archers stand by his side; sometimes presenting a sheaf of arrows to the Lord.
Simon A saw, because he was sawn asunder.
Stephen A book and a stone in his hand.
Theodora The devil holding her hand, and tempting her.
Theodore Armed with a halberd in his hand, and with a sabre by his side.
Thomas With a builder's rule, or a stone in his hand, or holding the lance with which he was slain at Meliapour.
Thomas of Canterbury Kneeling, and a man behind him striking at him with a sword.
Ursula A book and arrows. She was shot through with arrows by the Prince of the Huns.
(See Apostles, Evangelists etc.)
Symbols of other sacred characters.
Abraham An old man grasping a knife, ready to strike his son Isaac, who is bound on an altar. An angel arrests his hand, and a ram is caught in the thicket.
David Kneeling, above is an angel with a sword. Sometimes he is represented playing a harp.
Esau With bow and arrows, going to meet Jacob.
Job Sitting naked on the ground, with three friends talking to him.
Joseph Conversing with his brothers. Benjamin is represented as a mere boy.
Judas Iscariot With a money bag. In the last supper he has knocked over the salt with his right elbow.
Judith With Holofernes' head in one hand, and a sabre in the other.
Noah Is represented as looking out of the ark window at a dove, which is flying to the ark, olive branch in its beak.
King Saul Is represented as arrayed in a rich tunic and crowned. A harp is placed behind him.
Solomon Is represented in royal robes, standing under an arch.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894