Besten? dank- ist dies sehr hilfreich Huck !!!!
Now wrong thread- but that Button that we can see on the forum's header on the hermit's shoulder is more apparent than the apple of the Moon- I guess it is part of the design, and looks like a Francesco Sforza policy of tolerance towards the Jews.
It was called a "O" badge/button- not oval like the French badge and much smaller, and Sforza allowed it be discreet and blue, (When he was in the Marche) but if not worn no prosecution followed- nor did he charge the Jews for wearing it- the levy...cheeky lot down at the Church.
Sforza and Cosimo Medici were pretty incensed over the prosecution the Jewish Banker Salamone, whom they had both borrowed money from.
In 1434 Emperor Sigismund in Augsburg, reintroduced the circle badge/button(which was white and red or white and yellow, and then charged an annual fee for the wearing of it. Then in 1441 Pope Eugenius, brought in a new Judeis Civilas asking for 'relative tolerance' of the Jewish community in line with Augustine idea that the Jews reminded Christians of their Faith and they should be prayed for (Jewish conversion).
The story of Salamone is a story of shame. The outcome of his prosecution was that the Pope was broke due to the Milan wars, and he decided to sell Borgo San Sepolcro to the Floretines, who paid for it with the forfeiture of all Salomone's money and property using the 1406 Law (which had been superceded) and the Judge said "the decision was legal in form but illegal in substance" Such gobbleygook and everyone looked the other way.
In 1452 Sforza defied Pope Pius's edict to charge The Jewish Moneylender's some exorbitant amount- I forget what for- I think it was for a licence to be a Banker.
The Universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.