Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1343 Ledger of Medici accounts
TitleLedger of Medici accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1343
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4442110
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of an unidentified member of the Medici family for the years 1543-1546. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals or institutions that hold the debt or credit. Among the names that appear throughout the ledger and who act as counterparts in the transactions, the most frequent are Simone Lotti; Antonio Cavalcanti; Antonio Bandovinetti; Andrea Mannucci; Vincenzo Ferrini; Francesco Lapi; the podestà (highest authority of the city) of San Gimignano; the captain (important member of the city council) of Montepulciano; the community of Volterra; and the city of Bibiena. Transactions are for the most part related to payments of taxes from small villages, and debts and credits. Some of the individuals who appear in the ledger are members of different Florentine aristocratic families who worked for the Medici as diplomats or statesmen, but who also often acted as business counterparts. In certain cases employees and farmers who worked for the Medici family also appear, together with institutional officers of cities close to Florence.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Echelle 5926 (Siena, 1524).
Extent80 leaves : 330 x 116 mm. bound to 335 x 127 mm
FoliationPaper, 80; , 2-51, [52-80], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingModern vellum; previous binding had no. 164 on contemporary slip attached to spine (Zacour-Hirsch).
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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