Marriage contract of the Empress Theophanu

Title:
Marriage contract of the Empress Theophanu
Library:
Niedersächsisches Staatsarchiv
Language:
Latin
City:
WOLFENBÜTTEL [WOLFENBUTTEL], Germany
Shelf Mark:
6 Urk 11
Alternate Names:
Heiratsurkunde der Kaiserin Theophanu -- Theophanu-Urkunde --
Origin:
Most likely Fulda
Dimensions:
roll composed of three strips of parchment -- total length 144,5 cm. and width 39.5 cm.
Date Description:
972
Content:
Marriage contract between the Byzantine princess Theophanu and the future Emperor Otto II (14 April 972, in St. Peter’s in Rome)
Hand:
carolingian minuscule [caroline minuscule] -- rustic capital [capitalis rustica] --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
gold lettering on purple ornamented background --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize DF 547 .H64 N54 1980 Non-Circulating (1 leaf + Kommentar)
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
full-size, complete color reproduction of the entire roll -- In order to make the detail visible, this is somewhat brighter than the original (note on verso of title page of the Commentary booklet --
Publication Date:
1980
Place of Publication:
Stuttgart, Germany
Publisher:
Verlag Müller und Schindler
Printer:
Druckerei Holzer, Weiler im Allgäu
Notes:
For printing and storage purposes the reproduced document is folded into four parts, in a hard preservation folder -- transcription provided in the Commentary booklet (also in a hard folder) --
Type of Text:
document, donations, historical, legal, roll, secular, theological