Phrygian cap

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Phrygian cap

presented to slaves upon manumission. [Rom. Hist.: Jobes, 287]
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The Hamylo logo is an H topped with the Cap of Liberty just as it is on the royal palm for independence on the Haiti flag's coat of arms.
In the five essays found in this book the author emphasizes the importance of meanings in a highly ritualized and equally highly charged field of symbolic power and display in which the red cap of liberty might be hoisted, a toast offered to some cause or principle, or standing refused when "God Save the King" was played.
The figure of Liberty as a young woman holds a Staff of Maintenance in her right hand, symbolising the benevolent authority of the state, and a Cap of Liberty in her left, representing freedom from slavery.