- This article is about the Assassin Order's insignia. You may be looking for the Templar Order's insignia.
The insignia of the Assassin Order, though varying slightly over different time periods and countries, held essentially the same shape and style. Each of its variations also possibly denoted the various sects of the Order.
During the Renaissance in Italy, it was used on the mechanisms in the many Assassin Tombs, and on the banners and walls of Monteriggioni. It was also displayed on the banners hung in the Tiber Island headquarters.
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Additionally, the insignia was worn openly on the armor and clothing of certain known Assassins, such as Mario Auditore, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Nikolai Orelov, Achilles Davenport, John de la Tour and Ratonhnhaké:ton. Certain modern-day Assassins also wore the insignia in the form of a tattoo, such as Daniel Cross.
- In the Sanctuary, all of the statues had different variations of the Assassin insignia on their waists.
- In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Desmond searched for Assassin insignia painted onto the walls, in order to guide him to the Colosseum Vault.
- The cape worn during the Carnevale in Assassin's Creed II bore an emblem similar to the Assassin insignia.
- The insignia bore some resemblance to the symbol of the Freemasons, which was the square and compasses.
- Both the original Levantine insignia, the Russian and American variations were vertically asymmetrical, unlike the Italian variation. However, the symmetry of the Italian logo was influenced by the Renaissance ideals of the time, in which mathematical proportions and symmetry were standard.
- The insignia could be seen on the back of the Seusenhofer armor and the Armor of Brutus.
- The coin on the Mongolian Assassin insignia resembled one from the Ming Dynasty of China, which occurred much later than the period from which the insignia originated from.
- As the Mentor of the Levantine Assassins, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad wore a cloak clasp in the shape of the Renaissance Roman Assassins’ insignia. His robes were also adorned by multiple symmetrical insignia.