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Philip II. Attestation of nobility to Diego Parexa de Peralta

Reference code
MSS/0411
Title
Philip II. Attestation of nobility to Diego Parexa de Peralta
Date
12 August 1586
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
Vellum; ff.iii + pp.97. Folio. Leather, dark red, with gilt-tooled border.
Scope and content
Carta executoria de hidalguia, or attestation of nobility, by Philip II of Spain, to Diego Parexa de Peralta; 12 August 1586. Lacks seal. The text (pp. 1-97) is preceded by two full-page illuminations (fol. iii verso and facing recto) of the Crucifixion, and an ancestor of the grantee (in the guise of St Michael) fighting the Moors; beneath the second illumination the arms of Parexa. Several small illuminated initials. Signatures of officials, p.97, fol. iii.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/411
Language
Spanish