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First Common Seal of Avignon

Holding Institution: Archives Nationales (Paris)
Catalog number: D5499
Date: 1226-1234
Location: Avignon

Size: 43 mm

Municipal seal

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 A bridge with five arches spanning a river; a crenellated fortress with three gates and two towers; in the center, a lantern-tower surmounted by a cupola with a cross; appended to several acts: May 1226, promise of the Podestas of Avignon to return to the count of Toulouse Beaucaire and the Venaissin; March 1234, sale by the syndics of Avignon of the house of the Friars Minor situated in the parish of Saint-Pierre

 sigillum comunis avinionensis

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