University Diploma, Continental, 16th Century.
Single page parchment document, in a secretarial hand, with a coat of arms flanked by two lions, and two small portraits in rondelles at the top, the first line lettered in gold with other gilt marginal decorations, in the text, the university degree is conferred on Johannes de Arteaga, signed by the notary public and others at the foot, matted and framed, rumpled, with fading of decorative penwork, stains, spotting, and other discoloration, 14 x 9 3/4 in.
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