Appendix: Miscellaneous 1477

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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 1477

Oct. 22. Library of the Venetian Archives. 992. Protest for Non-payment of a Bill of Exchange for 50 ducats.
Drawn at Venice at usance on the 22nd October 1477, by Thomio de Ligier, of Chioggia, on Alvise Contarini, in London; value received in Venice from Merchio dei Colti and Nephews at the exchange of 57 sterlings per ducat.
Protest registered by the notary public William Slade, in front of his house (ante domum) in Lombard Street, parish of St. Nicholas Acon, on the 26th January 1477 [1478], the bill-broker Francesco Cristian, certifying that on the 23rd January [1477–8], in London, the ducat was worth 481 pence sterling.
Witnesses; Marco Bembo and Stephano Fazan, both of Venice.
[Protest in Latin. Copy of the bill in the original Italian. Protest and copy, 14½ lines, Notarial signature, 2½ lines. Parch-meat.]