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l’Ordre du Sainct Esprit
France, between 1583 and 1585
MS M.927. Fol. 019r

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Heraldry, French: Nicolas de Grimouville -- Escutcheon decorated with the heraldry of Nicolas de Grimouville: quarterly 1 and 4, gules three estoiles argent (Grimouville); 2 and 3, azure a lion rampant holding stick in its claws or (Estanson)
; surrounded by two collars one knotted and interspersed with scallop shells of the Order of the Holy Spirit, and one of interlocking M's alternating with fleur de lis of the Order of Saint Michael, oval medallion of Archangel Michael (transfixing dragon?) and Maltese Cross of the Order of the Holy Spirit in which is dove; above all, out of torse on helmet, head of collared greyhound, scrolling foliage. Supporters, pair of collared greyhounds rampant.

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