Crests and emblems


100_4188 Scarperia

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The architecture of Florence is richly adorned with the symbols and hereditary crests of its great families. The Medici balls are ubiquitous. Do you recognise any of these interesting motifs? Please comment if you do – I’d be fascinated to hear about them. Any language welcome.

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