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l’Ordre du Sainct Esprit
France, between 1583 and 1585
MS M.927. Fol. 006r

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Heraldry, French: Jean de Moy -- Escutcheon decorated with the heraldry of Jean de Moy: quarterly, 1 and 4, gules fretty or (Moy); 2 and 3, barruly argent and gules a lion rampant sable, crowned, langued and armed or (Estouteville); over all, an escutcheon checky or and azure, a bordure gules (Dreux)
; 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, crest, out of torse and helmet proper, head of dog, scrolling foliage, all supported by anchor. Supporters, pair of unicorns rampant.

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