Crook of Basel

Crook of Basel (Period)

Crook of Basel (Period)

The term “crook of Basel” refers to a specific stylization of a charge found in the arms of Basel.  In its original form, it was drawn as a bishop’s crozier [Zurich ix], but by 1413 it had assumed its present, highly stylized form [Conz.Const. ccv], to the point where it may be considered a separate charge.

Alda Mauricia bears:  Purpure, a crook of Basel argent.

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