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F6-10. Privilege of Duke Žygimantas Kęstutaitis of Lithuania to the Church of Geranainiai

Geranainiai, 1411 11 11
Duke Žygimantas Kęstutaitis of Lithuania donates the tithe from the Geranainiai estate, a plot of arable land, a meadow, a plot of land near the bridge over the Žyžma river, 40 carts of hay annually, and 3 peasants near the Ščara river with their honey and wax duties for the sustenance of the rectors of the Church of Geranainiai, established by Žygimantas Kęstutaitis.
Red wax seal of Duke Žygimantas Kęstutaitis (Rait. II), in a protective wax bowl attached with a string of red and green silk thread. Diameter 30 mm.
Latin; 1 f.; 26x53,3+8,1 cm; Text: 14,6x42,2 cm; 25 rows. The parchment is spotty, darkened, has small holes. Ink smeared in places. The right bottom corner is cut away. Underwent restoration in 1999.  The first letter of the invocatio is decorated, taking up the whole text. Some letters of the first line are enlarged. 
The seal of the Library of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences is on the external part of the plica on the right.
References: KDKDW, t.1, p.86–88, nr.56; Jasas, p.27–28, nr.27.  

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