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The supporters of the Ironmongers’ Company of London are two lizards. Bossewell describes beasts of similar shape—"Stelliones" as he terms them, evidently in allusion to steel. He says, "Stellio is a beaste like a lysard, having on his back spotts like starres." *

Stellione-serpent, a serpent with the head of a weasel, borne by the name of Baume.


221:* Armorie of Honour, 62.

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