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José Luis Acevedo García
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Hi everyone,

First of all, sorry for my poor English.

This game is quite at the top of my wishlist and I'd like to know if the Coats of Arms represented in the game are from real historical Italian Houses

I know that the yellow one with red circles and one blue circle resembles that of the Medici, but I don´t know about the rest.


Thank you in advance
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Hey,
I think that beside the Medici coat of arms there is a Gonzaga one (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Gonzaga), House of Sforza (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Sforza) and the Capetian House of Anjou (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capetian_House_of_Anjou). The remaining ones are connected with Venice (the one with Venetian lion) and papacy (the remaining one).
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Chris Mikols
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I'm also interested this!
The purple keys have me stumped.
The red lion could be the Gallo family crest? Maybe someone can verify?
 
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C Bazler
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Ok, I did a little research and here's what I found:

The keys represent the Holy See at the Vatican (Rome), so no marriages into that family! Though this was part of some Italian family crests (for those titled "Gonfalonier" or standard bearer of the Church).


The Gonzagas (Mantua) were initally the black and yellow stripes:


And yes, the Sforza (Milan) had the eagle and serpent (the basilisk eating a child had once been the symbol of house Visconti):


The winged lion was a symbol of Venice:


The Fleur de lis was definitely French (especially as here in blue and gold), so this may come from a little later than this period:


And the coat with the globes are certainly Medici (Florence), though again, the French insignia at the top dates this to at least the 16th century (Catherine de' Medici became Queen of France in 1547):

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Now that the game is on Boardgamearena, the family crests are named - Medici, Gonzaga, Orsini, Romano, Rossi and Sforza.
 
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