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F1-14. Privilege of Grand Duke Žygimantas Kęstutaitis of Lithuania to Vilnius

Trakai, 1432 09 23
Grand Duke Žygimantas Kęstutaitis of Lithuania grants the Magdeburg rights to Vilnius according to the example of Krakow.
The attached seal is missing, except for the string of light cherry thread.
Ruthenian; 1 f.; 43x48+8 cm; Text: 30,5x33,5 cm; 33 rows. The parchment darkened, decayed along the folds and is a little spotty; ink faded. The upper edge is reinforced with a strip of white paper glued in the middle on the reverse of the parchment.  The first letter of the invocatio is decorated, taking up 4 lines. 
The label of Vilnius Public Library is on the reverse of the parchment.
Related documents: F1–17, F1–26
References: ZPP, p.3-5; SDGA, t.1, p.4-6, nr.4; Daniłowicz, t.2, p.141, nr.1626; ORO, t.3, p.2, nr.14; Jasas, p.30, nr.36.  

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