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Leo: only the Medici arms were originally just six torteaux 'in orle' (that is, the top torteau was originally just a red one), and the top one became charged with the arms of France (three gold Fleur de lys on a blue field-'Azure three Fleur-de-lys Or') because it was an 'augmentation' from the King of France. It's wise not to ascribe too much meaning to ...

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