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Beinecke MS 383 Bohemia, 1398 [?]
Charter of Wenzel, Emperor of Germany (in Ger. and Lat.)
Charter of Wenzel (1361-1419) confirming the rights and privileges granted by
his predecessors to the towns of Ober- and Nieder-Ingelheim, Wynterheim and
Wachenheim, granted 1398 [?]. On the verso, in the same hand: "R. Petrus de
Wischow [Vyskov]." In a contemporary hand, 2 lines on the fold of the leaf
below the main text, partially cut off at right: "Per d. W. Patriarcham Auth.
Cancel***// Wlathinco de Weytem**le//".
Written in Bohemia, apparently in 1398. Filing notes on dorse in German
(s. xvii-xviii). Much of text lost at folds, especially at the one running
horizontally across the center of the leaf; more loss in the same area due to
water and grease stains, and holes in parchment. Square has been cut out of
lower right corner of parchment; loss of a few letters of charter and part of
the note on the fold (see above). Purchased from S. Harrison Thomson in 1967,
with the Edwin J. and Frederick W. Beinecke Fund.
Barbara A. Shailor