This is the family crest of the Brent family, a number of whom immigrated to Virginia and Maryland in the seventeenth century. The crest includes the Latin motto "Silentio at Diligentia" (Silence and Diligence). This image serves as the frontispiece for a 1946 history of the Brent family written by Chester Horton Brent.
Citation: The Descendants of Collo. Giles Brent, Capt. George Brent and Robert Brent, Gent, Immigrants to Maryland and Virginia. CS71 .B837 1946. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.