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Oath of office for coiners and minters of Avignon and register of officials
France, Avignon, ca. 1411
MS M.300 fol. 8r

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Three escutcheons: 1) At center, escutcheon of Antipope John XXIII -- Heraldry of bendy fess-wise argent and vert, in chief gules a human leg or, a bordure engrailed or, surmounted by triple-crowned papal tiara with infulae. Escutcheon flanked by two banners, each with crossed keys chained together. 2) At left, escutcheon of François de Conzie -- Heraldry of azure, in chief or with half figure of lion rampant gules, against cross-staff (only top visible). 3) At right, blank escutcheon. Margins decorated with bezants and scrolling foliage entwined around bar border, foliate extension with head of bearded hybrid man in lower margin.

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