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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 1  1858  page 93

Hackington, or St Stephen'sí, Canterbury. Collar of SS. 
By Edward Foss, F.S.A.

Wilde (afterwards Lord Truro), without requiring any money payment, on the understanding that it should remain for ever as an office-loom for the future Chief Justices of the Common Pleas.
   Cromwell's Chief Justice, John Glynne, is represented with a collar of a similar description, formed of letters S, alternated with roses and having a large jewel pendent.


Chain worn by John Glynne

   The only persons besides the Chiefs of the three Law Courts, who are entitled to wear the collar, are the Serjeant-Trumpeter, and all the officers of the Herald's College, except the Pursuivants. That worn by Garter King-at-Arms is gilt, and those worn by the other heralds and the Serjeant-Trumpeter are silver. They are not nearly so rich in form as those of the law chiefs, and the letters are not divided, as in the latter, by the Garter knot. For the badge of the rose and portcullis also are substituted the rose, thistle, and shamrock, united by foliage; and Garter's is distinguished from the others not only by its metal, but by a portcullis on each shoulder.
   I may add, that at one time esquires were created by the investiture of a silver collar of SS.
   With the fact that on the effigy of Sir Roger Manwood, we have the earliest example of a Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer being decorated with this collar, the history of my visit to the church of Hackington, or St. Stephen's, may be concluded.

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