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WHA_2606PC

Italian coats of arms, or stemmi. Developed initially to help identify armoured knights, but the practice eventually was adopted by Merchant families and bankers. Making them not just identifiers, but also indicators of allegiance.

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Italian coats of arms, or stemmi. Developed initially to help identify armoured knights, but the practice eventually was adopted by Merchant families and bankers. Making them not just identifiers, but also indicators of allegiance.