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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern in Heidelberg Castle, Part 4
And finally we come to look at the displays of the arms of the Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and Bavaria (Bayern) done on separate shields but also including the arms of the office of Archidapifer (chief food steward) and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
Obviously, this last example is done in stained glass. (We are going to start on some of the many examples of stained glass heraldry in the Castle in our next post.) Of especial note is the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece (the flints and firesteels) around the shield of the Archidapifer.