First Seal of Béziers

Holding Institution: Archives Nationales (Paris)
Catalog number: D5614
Date: 1226
Location: Béziers

Size: 74 mm

Municipal seal
Béziers


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Description:
 Knight on horseback wearing a conical hemlet, a mail coat, a sword in its scabbard, a lance with pennant in its rest, his shield and the horse's covering bearing arms; appended to an act of April 1226: promise of the inhabitants of Béziers to obey the king and the legate in the matter of the Albigenses

Transcription:
 [...] comune civi[tatis biterr]icensiu[m...]

Reference:
 Douët-d'Arcq, L. Collection de sceaux. Paris : H. Plon, 1863-1868.