the Medici 'palle' (5 red balls) on the family shield or coat of arms, in a tapestry at the Uffizi exhibition 2012, Florence #Firenze
The di Medici coat of arms..... the ruling family of Florence ( most prominent)
Stemma of the Minerbetti family
Stemma of the Minerbetti family, Firenze (Italy), ca. 1480-1520, workshop of della Robbia. -- The Minerbetti family coat of arms or stemma, with three swords in a pile fanwise, are still visible on their palazzo in Florence. This stemma features the papal keys and tiara, a right that the Pope granted only as an exceptional honour. However, other members of the family could inherit this right and it is therefore uncertain who commissioned this relief.
Coat of arms of the Roveres, in cartouche surmounted by crown; illustration to Andrea Salvadori's 'Guerra di Bellezza, festa a cavallo fatta in Firenze per la venuta del serenissimo principe d'Urbino l'ottobre del 1616 in Firenze' (Florence: Zanobi Pignon
Monte di Pietà della Citta di Firenze #Florence, 12 May 1700, Loan for 1 Luoghi, o. Nr., 18.6 x 25.3 cm, black, beige, printed on vellum, folds, small piece of paper missing on lower edge, condition VF, paper covered seal, original signature, wood engraved vignettes left and right each showing Jesus and six loaves, in the centre the Medici‘s coat of arms. The six pearls probably symbolize pills as members of the #Medici family – indicated by their name – indeed were physicians.
MANIFATTURA FIORENTINA<br />Targa da fante da mostra<br />1540 ca.<br />legno (rivestito di tela?) gessato e dipinto<br />Firenze, Museo Comunale Stefano Bardini<br />Inv. n. 303
Officina Profumo ~ Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella ~ Florence ~ The coat-of-arms of the Medici family with St. Peter Martyr by Matteo Rosselli