First Seal of Castres

Holding Institution: Archives Nationales (Paris)
Catalog number: D5628
Date: 13th C
Location: Languedoc

Size: 55 mm

Municipal seal

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 Fortified city; a defensive wall with two closed gates; behind, a triangular belfry and a square tower with two bays, on either side of a dome with a cross; appended to an act of the 13th century, year unspecified: promise of the city of Castres to obey the king and the pope in the case of the Albigenses

 [...c]omunie ville castre[n]sis

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