Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1573 Diploma of Geronimo Burgio
TitleDiploma of Geronimo Burgio
- Collegio Prothonotariorum
Other related names
- Burgio, Geronimo, recipient
Call numberMs. Codex 1573
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4825679
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Formal document recording the admission of Geronimo Burgio as doctor of law, specializing in civil and canon law, granted by the Collegium Illustrissimorum et Reverendorum Prothonotariorum of Rome (faculty of law affiliated with the Curia Romana) in 1661. According to the document, written in the first person by Ludovicus Antonius Manfronius, dean of the Collegium, Burgio received his doctorate after completing extensive training and passing a rigorous examination before a committee of five scholars (Camillo Ghino, Aloysio de' Aquino, Galeatio Marescotto, Octavio de Mari, and Marcello Duratio). As a doctor of law, Geronimo Burgio also had the prerogative to teach both civil and canon law, and the authority to practice law in the whole city of Rome. The document bears the signature of the dean, as well as that of another member of the Collegium (f.4r).
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Written in 19 long lines; lines and text block ruled in blind.
- Wormholes going through some of the leaves and the inside cover.
- Forms part of: Villafiorita Ducal Records.
Extent4 leaves : 236 x 158 (182 x 115) mm. bound to 245 x 172 mm
FoliationVellum, 4; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary vellum over cardboard with gilt tooling and armorial stamp, perhaps of the Collegium Illustrissimorum et Reverendorum Prothonotariorum, on both covers; remnants of four pairs of ribbon ties.
Decorated initial (f.1r) and names in gold ink.
- Sold by Kurt L. Schwarz (Beverly Hills, Calif.).
- Catholic Church.--Curia Romana
- Civil law--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Canon law--Early works to 1800
- Doctor of laws degree--History
- Law--Study and teaching--Italy--Rome--History
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
- fol. 1r — Illuminated initial, Initial G, f. 1r
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Illuminated initial, Initial G, f. 1r