Signum manus of Charlemagne
This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Signum manus of Charlemagne.
Signum manus (sometimes also known as Chrismon) refers to the medieval practice, current from the Merovingian period until the 14th century in the Frankish Empire and its successors, of signing a document or charter with a special type of monogram or royal cypher.
This symbol is a Cross-signature "KAROLVS" of Charlemagne. Charlemagne or Charles the Great (2 April 742 – 28 January 814), numbered Charles I, was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and Holy Roman Emperor from 800.
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