CHARTER GRANTING LAND TO ABBEY OF ST MARY AD MARTYRES, TRIER

MS 607
MS Short Title CHARTER GRANTING LAND TO ABBEY OF ST MARY AD MARTYRES,  TRIER
Text CHARTER BY WHICH EGBERT OF HOLLAND, ARCHBISHOP OF TRIER, GRANTS TO THE ABBEY OF ST. MARY AD MARTYRES IN TRIER, THE CHURCH AND LANDS IN CONTREVE (GONDORF) AND LANDS IN COVERNE (COBERN, NEAR COBLENZ), MADE AT THE DEDICATION OF THE CRYPT OF THE MONASTERY WHEN THE ARCHBISHOP CONSECRATED IT IN HONOUR OF SAINTS CLEMENT AND GENGULPH AND CONFIRMED IN WRITING AT THE ALTAR, DATED 980
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Trier, Germany, mid 12th c., 1 f., 26x32 cm, (25x32 cm), 20 long lines in a large Romanesque documentary script, first 6 words in tall compressed capitals.
Provenance 1. Benedictine Abbey of St. Mary ad Martyres, Trier (from 12th c.); 2. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London.
Commentary

An unusual Romanesque forgery of a Carolingian grant of property, maybe intended simply to increase the prestige of the Abbey, or the document had to be copied since the original was worn or lost.

The text is printed in H. Beyer: Urkundenbuch zur Geschichte der jetzt die preussischen Regierungsbezirke Coblenz und Trier, I, 1860, 310.

Place of origin Germany
Dates mid 12c AD

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