The Corporation Plate and Insignia of Office of the Cities and Towns of England and Wales Volume 2

The Corporation Plate and Insignia of Office of the Cities and Towns of England and Wales Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...interposing between the pairs of knots a medallion representing the town seal surmounted by a mural coronet for the names of the mayors. To the original centre link is appended by a spray of the dog-rose the badge. This bears a shield of the present town arms within a band inscribed: "fflAYOR Sergeants' Maces Of The Borough Of Stafford. MAYOR'S CHAIN AND BADGE OF STAFFORD, AS WORN FROM 187O TO 1883. OF STAFFORD," surmounted by a mural coronet. The outer edge is ornamented with a looped cable, which at the sides and bottom forms a Stafford knot enclosing rose-buds. On the back of the badge is an inscription recording the gift of the chain to the town in 1870 during the term of office of Ephraim Austin, Esq., 256th mayor, and its enlargement in 1883. On the backs of the medallions are the names and dates of the mayors from 1870. The old common seal, now lost, was a large round one, bearing within an ornate sexfoil a triple-towered castle between four lions of England, with a river in base containing a fish. Legend: SI6ILLVM CtOMVNITATIS VILLGC STAFFORDIGC Date, early fourteenth century. The present seal, which is 2 inches in diameter, is a poor copy of the old seal, with the legend: SIGILLUM COMMUNITATIS VILL/E STAFFORDL- 1826 The old arms of the town, as shown on the great mace, were or on a chevron gules a Stafford knot. In the Visiiation of 1614 they are given as gules, a four-sided castle argent, between two Stafford knots in chief and a lion of England in base or. The arms now borne, formed of the device of the old seal, are gules, a triple-towered castle between four lions of England or, in base a river containing a fish proper. The mayor's official robe is a red gown faced with sable The city of LICHFIELD was anciently..."show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603796
  • 9781236603791