Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1575 Raggioni che assistono al publico Banco per non permettersi in esso pignorazione di grani, e per non potersi fare dallo stesso al Senato il rilascio de' supposti interessi
TitleRaggioni che assistono al publico Banco per non permettersi in esso pignorazione di grani, e per non potersi fare dallo stesso al Senato il rilascio de' supposti interessi
- Banco Pubblico di Palermo (Italy)
Call numberMs. Codex 1575
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4834871
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, with a few passages in Latin
Report, written between 1773 and 1774, illustrating in great detail the reasons why, according to its own statute and accounting rules, the Banco Pubblico of Palermo (a credit institution based in Sicily that acted both as a central bank and as a retail bank for private and public investors) was not allowed to repossess the grains and other harvests of insolvent debtors (for many of them, who were often farmers or small landowners, produce was the only source of sustenance). Furthermore, it explains that, according to the same statute, the Banco cannot be expected to pay interest on investments made by the Senate of the kingdom and deposited at the Banco unless private investors pay their outstanding debts first. While arguing these two points, brief accounts of the history of the Banco and its origin are given, with an emphasis on its social function and importance in protecting the credit of smaller investors. Sections of the statute of the Banco, as well as of other laws, are quoted throughout the manuscript, and are often in Latin. The document also contains annotations and marginalia in the same hand.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from caption title (f.2r).
- Forms part of: Villafiorita Ducal Records.
WatermarkUnidentified watermark containing 3 flowers and a crown.
Extent52 leaves : 294 x 202 mm. bound to 298 x 207 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 52 + i (paper); modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary colored paste paper boards.
- Sold by Kurt L. Schwarz (Beverly Hills, Calif.).
- Banks and banking--Italy--Sicily--History
- Agricultural credit--Italy--Sicily--History
- Legal documents
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, Latin--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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