Letters of Pope Pius IV, dated 9 Jul 1562, to the Archbishop of Florence, or his vicar the Archdeacon of Florence, concerning the rights of Peter Tuccio, priest, Frederick and Francis 'de Tucciis' in property owned by the Church of St Verdian 'in castro Florentini' (possibly Castelfiorentino?).
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 854
- Dates of Creation1562
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialLatin
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
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Administrative / Biographical History
Papal letters were initially used in the early church as a method of introducing papal laws and edicts to the entire church. As their number grew during the middle ages, they divided into several types, including general letters (constitutions) which were understood to regulate ecclesiastical conditions of a general character judicially; and ordinances issued for individual cases (rescripts), which were issued at the petition of an individual and decided a lawsuit or granted a favour.
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Given by R.W.H. Willoughby, via the BRA, in 1974.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
233 x 375 mm. Parchment; turn up 36 mm; seal wanting.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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