First Seal of Castres, reverse

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

Size: 55 mm

Municipal seal

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 Saint Vincent, haloed, seated, viewed from the front, in chasuble, right hand raised in benediction and left hand holding a Greek cross; between the moon and the sun; 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

 s[igillum] beati vincencii d[e] cast[ris]

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