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l’Ordre du Sainct Esprit
France, between 1583 and 1585
MS M.927. Fol. 013r

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Heraldry, French: Honorat de Bueil -- Escutcheon decorated with the heraldry of Honorat de Bueil: quarterly 1 and 4, quarterly 1 and 4, azure crescent argent between six crosslets or (Bueil); 2 and 3, gules cross moline or (Avoir), over all, an escutcheon quarterly 1 and 4, or dolphin azure (Dauphiné), and 2 and 3, fretty azure and argent (Champagne?); 2 and 3, gules an eagle displayed or; over all, an escutcheon quarterly 1 and 4, azure semy fleur de lis or, a lion rampant of the same; 2 and 3, or lion rampant azure
; 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 on helmet proper, half-figure of nude woman, with right hand raising arrow, scrolling foliage. Supporters, pair of unicorns rampant.

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