Mugello

The giant slain by Averardo de Medici, a commander under Charlemagne. The tale is interesting, for it is said that the Medici took the three balls of this giant's mace for their device. Everyone knows that pawnbrokers have adopted the three balls as a symbol of their trade. (See under Balls for another account.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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