Friday, December 2, 2016

Two Knights

The Two Riders on top the Knights Templar pillar, Church Court, Inner Temple, London
The two riders on top the Knights Templar pillar
Church Court, Inner Temple
London, September 2016

“The Templar Seal showing two knights (perhaps Hugues de Payens and Godfrey de Saint-Omer) on one horse. There are many interpretations of the symbolism of this seal. Contemporary legend held that the symbol represented the initial poverty of the order; that they could afford only a single horse for every two men. Still, the Rule of the Order from the outset permitted three horses and no more for each knight, as well as no Templars sharing the same horse.” (Knights Templar Seal, Wikipedia)

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