Appendix: Miscellaneous 1464

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Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 4, 1527-1533. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1871.

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Miscellaneous 1464

Dec. 2. Library of the Venetian Archives. 990. Protest for Non-payment of a Bill of Exchange for 100 ducats.
Drawn at Venice at usance on the 2nd December 1464, by Francesco da Ranugo, of Padua, on Francesco Zorzi and Pietro Morosini or their agents in London, payable to themselves; value received in Venice from Hironimo Zorzi, at the exchange of 50 sterlings per ducat.
Protest registered by the notary public (by Imperial authority) Robert Hydyngham, at his shop (shopam) in Lombard Street, parish of St. Mary Wolnoth, on the 6th March 1464 [1465]; and on the 16th March, when payment of the bill was clue, the bill-broker, Manfredi de Noquis, certified that on that day in London the Venetian ducat was worth 45½ pence sterling.
Witnesses, Marino Contarini and Lorenzo Morosini, merchants of Venice.
[Protest in Latin. Copy of the bill in the original Italian. Protest and copy, 23 lines. Notarial signature, 5½ lines. Parchment.]