[Title of Roman citizenship].

Record ID: 
182450
Accession number: 
MS W.40
Title: 
[Title of Roman citizenship].
Created: 
[Rome, Italy, 1623]
Binding: 
17th-century Italian brown morocco, elaborately gold tooled with coat of arms, crowned, with S.P.Q.R. on upper cover at center; on lower cover center a shield bearing a kerchiefed Roman head blowing a flower out of his mouth. Traces of 2 leather ties. According to note in Wightman files,
Credit: 
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
Description: 
4 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum ; 214 x 157 mm.
Provenance: 
Francisco and Pyrrho de Guadagnis of Arezzo; 19th-century purple stamp of Seehöfer Bücherei on front pastedown; no. 1824 in penciled circle on front paper flyleaf; Patrick King, Stony-Stratfird, Bucks (Catalogue 12, no. 44, binding illustrated); purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from King in 1982; JPW 10046; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. title of Roman citizenship for Francisco and Pyrrho de Guadagnis of Arezzo, written and illuminated in Rome, Italy, dated Dec. 15, 1623.
Decoration: 1 title page in gold; 1 decorated initial in gold; titles in gold, pages are ruled in gold.
Scribes or notaries: Angelus Fiscus sacri S.P.Q.R; Franciscus Martholus sacri S.P.Q.R.
Watermarks: on paper flyleaf, watermark of a star and duck, similar to Briquet 12157 without the star, dated to Rome 1566-1575.

Script: 
italic
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: