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#396 - Pope Innocent X Estimate: $2,000+

Born Giovanni Battista Pamphilj (or Pamphili), he served as pope from 1644 to 1655. He was viewed as one of the most politically shrewd pontiffs of the era, who much increased the temporal power of the Vatican. Manuscript DS in Italian, signed “J. B. Card'lis Pamphilius,” one page, 8 x 11, April 9, 1644. Document in which the Roman monastery of Santa Lucia in Selce requests a contribution of 1000 Scudi because it is unable to pay the bills of the wine merchant and the baker. The response being that the monastery is to repay its debt. Signed at the conclusion by the cardinal just five months before becoming Pope Innocent X. In very good condition, with scattered ink erosion to lower portion of text, scattered light foxing, professional repair to paper loss along left edge, pencil notations to bottom, and some wear to right edge. The cardinal’s signature is crisply penned and unaffected by the document's flaws. The paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact.

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