Aurea Gemma <Gallica> 3a.85 
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[3a.85] Data est semel et semper servanda regula,1 ut in his et in omnibus cartis annus Verbi incarnati et principis et numerus indictionis tantum diligenter observetur et nomina testium subscribantur,2 exceptis cartis imperatorum et regum.3

observanda B       his et in om. B per homioiteleuton       indictionis om. B       et] ut Bac


1 This dating rule (see also above, 2.32) is not followed completely in section IIIb, which contains the only dated model charters.

2 For other comments on witnesses see also above, 2.36-7, for witness clauses: 2.43, 3a.5, 3a.13, 3a.18, 3a.45, 3a.50; most of the charters in section IIIb contain witnesses lists.

3 On Brugges cod. 528, following 3a.85 (without explicit) are five letter openings. For the use of these letter openings by the redactor of IIIb, see above 2.45 and 3b.59. In Admont cod. 759, there follows after the explicit a collection of 80 model letters which I have named 'Presumptionis est' from the incipit to model letter no. 1.

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