Saturday, September 19, 2009

Seal of the Knights Templar

Seal of the Knights TemplarA Seal of the Knights Templar, with their image of two knights on a single horse, a symbol of their early poverty. The text is in Greek and Latin, Sigillum Militum Χρisti: followed by a cross, "the Seal of the Soldiers of Christ".

Original author unknown, but it was made during Middle Age.
This image is in the public domain in the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1924 are now in the public domain.

and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31st of that year.

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