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Philip II. Attestation of nobility for Diego de Villena

Reference code
MSS/0415
Title
Philip II. Attestation of nobility for Diego de Villena
Date
3 March 1589
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
Vellum; pp.ii + 102. Quarto. Red velvet binding, with green silk ties. Modern black slipcase.
Scope and content
Carta executoria de hidalguia, or attestation of nobility, granted by Philip II of Spain, to Diego de Villena del Oyo of Cuellar; Valladolid, 3 March 1589. Lacks seal, portion of cord remains. The grant is preceded by an illuminated page (p.ii verso) showing the arms of Villena beneath the BVM and child, with kneeling figures of Diego de Villena, his wife and daughter. A few initials in gold on strips of red or blue; decorated partial border, p. 1.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/415
Archival history
Exhibited by Sir A. W. Franks, 11 Jan. 1894 (see MSS/0365).
Language
Spanish