Crest of the Romanoff/Romanov family. The exception is, st. michael is not slaying any red dragon on the shield. For now the shield remains BLANK- untill i can figure what image more personal to me should go there. Yes- I can wear this symbol, because I am a descendant- I am I am 5th generation steming from Nicholas I- and I wear it proudly. HOWEVER, I would say 98% people gueaa austrian or german! Ridiculous really! Actually it is just that most are not educated! No offense- NO im not referring to YOU!