RARE MEDIEVAL BONIFACE IX LEAD PAPAL BULLA religious seal found Kent 027592

RARE MEDIEVAL BONIFACE IX. ST PETER & ST PAUL. Lead, 42.15 grams. A cast papal bull of Boniface IX. To the obverse is the SPA. SPE legend within a pelletted border, with two bearded busts and a cross between; to the reverse, within a pelletted border is the legend’BONI/FATIUS:/P. Pope Bonifatius (Boniface) was born Piero Tomacelli, at Casarano in the kingdom of Naples in 1350. He was pope from 1389 until his death in 1404, while the antipope Clement VII (137894) continued to hold court as pope in the French city of Avignon under the protection of the French monarchy. Boniface’s papacy is noted for his cautious and prudent style, regaining control of the chief castles of the Papal States. In England, the preaching of John Wyclif supported the opposition of the king and the ecclesiastical establishment to Boniface IX’s granting vacant English benefices to his favourites in the Roman Curia. Papal favours were costly at this time, as the Vatican’s revenues were depleted by the anti-pope. Good very fine condition. Provenance: found Dartford, Kent, UK. GB 795 7410 88; Margin scheme applies. Export licences may be required for some items. Under British law an export permit is required for all coins and antiquities over 50 years old found in UK soil. If required we make your application free of charge. Although this results in a delay, this export document ensures that your item is exported legally, and is an additional guarantee that your item is 100% authentic as described. Items are sent to you on 14 days approval. Belgravia developments (UK) Ltd. T/a TimeLine Originals; Company reg. Mary’s Lane, Upminster Essex, England, RM14 3PH. The item “RARE MEDIEVAL BONIFACE IX LEAD PAPAL BULLA religious seal found Kent 027592″ is in sale since Monday, December 02, 2013. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antiquities\British”. The seller is “timelineoriginals” and is located in Upminster. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Seals
  • Culture: British
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