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you should have a look at Dennis Stallings' precedents
(first bullet under 'My Contributions')
You will find much of interest there.
You will be amused to hear that the two types of
or without the V-notch) are known in Italy as
"ghibellini and guelfi"
These battlements may be found in large parts of
especially just South of the Alps. They are used in
castles of which
I particularly like Fenis, Marostica and Bellinzona
(all well represented
on the web) and on palaces, walls and bridges in many
(Padova, Mantua, Verona just to name a few).
The building most similar to the VMs drawing I found
is a castle
in Fosdinovo, in N. Tuscany. The tomb of Cecilia
Metella along the
Via Appia in Rome is another well-known building with
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