Dubrovnik: Papal Charter


Original papal charter: Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik

Measuring 55 x 65cm, an original papal charter is on display in Sponza Palace, Dubrovnik. Pope Alexander III sends pallium (a woollen vestment worn by the Pope) to the Ragusan archbishop Tribun and confirms the possessions and privileges of the Ragusan Church. Ragusan is a term used to describe the people of Dubrovnik. The parchment is dated 29th December 1167.

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