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An official copy of a decree whereby the Piazza di Seggia di Porto

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MS. Ital. a. 1 (R)

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An official copy of a decree whereby the Piazza di Seggia di Porto, a Neapolitan society, confers its membership on Giulio Savelli, prince of Venafro and Albano, with three others, on Feb. 22, 1664. The copy is dated June 20, 1664, and bears the seal of the society and various attestations.

The copy is made in circular form, and outside the circle are various illuminations and ornaments, especially a large double-headed eagle which holds the decree in its claws, also heraldic arms, flowers, armour, musical instruments, etc.

Dates

  • Written in A.D. 1664 at Naples

Extent

1 roll

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Ital. a. 1 (R), fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Ital. a. 1 (R)

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20407

Abstract

An official copy of a decree whereby the Piazza di Seggia di Porto

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 30548

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found in the Gough room in 1889.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminations

Dimensions

A roll 4 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 2 ft. 4 1/4 in. in two membranes, in a cloth box 2 ft. 5 in. × 2 1/4 squ. in.
Title
An official copy of a decree whereby the Piazza di Seggia di Porto
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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