From The Curiosities of Heraldry by M. A. Lower

Certainly one of the most curious coats of arms I have ever encountered, the figure in the arms of the See of Chichester has been described as various saints, the mythical figure Prester John, or a veiled reference to Christ. Lower adheres to the second theory, giving the blazon as: “Azure, Prester-John hooded, sitting on a tomb-stone; in his sinister hand an open book; his dexter hand extended, with the two fore-fingers erect, all or, in his mouth a sword, fessewise, gules, hilt and pommel or, the point to the sinister.”

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