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Old 24th November 2017, 10:02 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Philip
Fernando, don't the arms of the Cross of the Order of Aviz terminate in fleurs-de-lys?

Yes of course, Philip; as do those of the Order of Santiago and also others.
It seems as the lilly symbol was disputed by both Secular and Religious powers, the values it envolved being most appealing to reinvidicate. Only that its adoption by French royalty, added by the impact of its french new-naming, gave it more repercussion.
On the other hand, my hero Domingos Joannes had the Flor de Lis in his heraldry but the Order he represented was that of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, as seen in his tomb with the correspondent mantle and sword pommel.

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