Medieval Martinus IIII 'St Peter and St Paul' Papal Bulla 026311

Medieval Martinus IIII 'St Peter and St Paul' Papal Bulla 026311
Very Rare Medieval Martinus IIII 'St Peter and St Paul' Papal Bulla
Lead, 44.68 grams, 37.20 mm. 13th century AD. A lead seal from a document issued by Pope Martin IV. One face bears the name of the issuing Pope MAR/TINVS/PP:IIII within a circle of pellets and the other the opposed profile heads of SS. Peter and Paul with a cruciform emblem between and the identifying abbreviated legend ‘SPASPE’, (Sanctus Paulus Sanctus Petrus ‘Saint Paul, Saint Peter’). Pope Martin IV was born Simon de Brion at the castle of Meinpincien, France in the years following 1210 AD. He attended the University of Paris, and then studied law at both Padua and Bologna. He was appointed canon at Saint-Quentin in 1238 and between 1248 and 1259 he was a canon of the cathedral chapter in Rouen. After the death of Pope Nicholas III in 1280, King Charles of Anjou intervened in the papal election by imprisoning two Italian cardinals who were interfering with the election, after which Simon de Brion was unanimously elected to the papacy, taking the name Martin IV on 22 February 1281. King Charles was martin's protector and on the king's death on 7 January 1285, Martin was no longer able to remain at Rome. He died at Perugia on 28 March 1285. Near extremely fine condition. Provenance: ex Miller collection; found Suffolk, UK.

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