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New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Library,  MS 4012
Description: ff. 20 - Limp parchment binding with overlapping flap and ties; stitching on the outside of the spine. - Gift of Dr. Jacob Goldschmidt in honor of the 70th birthday of the JTS librarian, Dr. Alexander Marx.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 3
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MS4012_39
Language: Latin; Hebrew (some notes) Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-20v
Description: - Parchment - 247 x 180 mm - 31 long lines, faintly ruled in ink (?); 2 quires of 10 leaves each
Country: ItalyCardinal point: central
Region: Emilia RomagnaCity: Ferrara
Assigned Date: s. XVexSearchable Date Range: 1485 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date: 1481, March 1
Document: YesNumber of Scribes:
Scribe(s): Paulanus
Script: Cursive humanistic
Notes: Hole punched through booklet in inner lower margin, possibly for cord of seal referred to at end of document, "In quorum omnium Robur et fidem presentes nostras Litteras et decretum fieri Iussimus et registrari nostrique soliti sigilli appensione muniri."
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-19; ff. 19v-20v blank
Author: Ercole d'Este, duke of Ferrara, Modena, Reggio Emilia
Title: Concessione per li banchi feneratizii degli hebrei etc. Grant of banking concession
Docket: Exclusive grant to certain Jewish families, incl. those of Isaac da Pisa & Emanuel Norsa, to operate 3 banks in the territory of Ferrara, with loans at 15% interest; they must follow rules of conduct; they are guaranteed protection & exercise of religion
Language(s): Latin; Hebrew (some notes)
Incipit:
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f. 1   Beginning of text, signed by the Duke: "Hercules Dux."
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f. 12v   Text with marginal Item numbers and pointer (or, manicule) as sleeved hand.
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f. 19   Conclusion, signed by scribe, Paulanus.
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