First Grand Seal of Lyon

Holding Institution: Archives Nationales (Paris)
Catalog number: D5710
Date: 1271
Location: Lyon

Size: 70 mm

Municipal seal
Lyon


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Description:
 Bridge with five arches spanning a river, fortified with a postern descending to the water; on the bridge, two groups of houses on either side of a cross with a fleur de lis at the center; behind, a castle on the left and a square tower on the right; appended to an act of May 1271: promise of the city of Lyon to pay a tax to the king in recognition of his protection

Transcription:
 [sigillum] univ[er]si[tat]is [civium] et p[opuli civ]itatis lug[dunensis]

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