initiator: King Leon I of Cilician Armenia
recipient: Hospital of Saint Mary of the Germans
institution: Hospital of Saint Mary of the Germans
text: Apr. 1-30. Leon, dei et Romani imperii II gracia rex Armenie, filius Stephani de potenti et magnifico genere Rupinorum, records under seal that out of love for the Roman empire, by the authority of which he has been made king, he has made an eleemosynary grant to the Hospital of St Mary of the Germans, of which he is a confrater. (1). He has given the castellum called Amudain and the casale situated below it. The boundary of its lands stretch on one side from Simonaglam as far as the old water-trough [ad aquarium], where there are 2 willow trees and where there has now been created a lake; and then as far as a rocky platform [rostrum de rocha media] next to a gastina that is in the territory of Adidy, and then rising as far as Quilli, which the Latins call Meta de Gammassa. The boundary of the lands between Gammassa and Amudayn stretches to a cava, where there is a tree called chaisne spinosa, the abbacia of Chalot and the vineyard [agger vinee] of Mechale, as far as the road. The boundary on the other side stretches between meadows [pastores; for pasturae] and Amidain as far as a hill, before which are 2 red bushes [rubi salvatici] and a mulberry tree [arbor morarius]. Then it runs as far as the gastina called Dagie and to Zamga, and from there as far as the lacus Helia and Ioh, between which and Rama is a cava. (2). He gives a casale called Sespin, the lands of which are marked out and extend on the side of Baari as far as a cross, and from there to a cava and to the hill [turon] of Sabuhe and the mound [agger] of Bezequi. Between Sespin, Baari, Abedi et Raselain the boundary is marked by a black stone and a fox hole [pertusus vulpis] and extends as far as the curba of Iohannes Turcus; from there it goes to the curba of Moqun and to Indapus, below which the casale of Sespin is situated. On the side of Alasines, the boundary extends to a forked mulberry tree [arbor morarius furcata] and to the river of Iohan, the vineyard of Dendieu, the church of Indapus, a flat topped hill [ad turonum platum), a black stone and a ruined vault [arvoltus], a lake, by which was the house of Iohannes Cordin, and the cross roads where there is a stone cross - this is the road that leads directly from Amudain to Tractic - and then to the river. (3). He gives a casale called Buquequia, adjoining the territory of Sespin, with its marked boundaries, just as dominus Michael held it. (4) He gives a casale called Cumbethfor in the territory of Melonum, the bounds of which, marked by stones resting on charcoal [mete petrarum fixe at subter carbones], stretch on the east along the road as far as a stone placed between Cumbethfor and Tetimec; it then extends, marked in the same way, alongside Vancun. On the western side, marked similarly, it stretches between Cumbethfor and the casale called Beleguinos, which is inhabited by villani from Arench and belongs to sancta Maria de turri; and then as far as a marble column. On the north, marked in the same way, it goes towards Casseria and a turon, and on the south, marked in the same way, as far as the boundary marks of Bagnigun, where a cross is placed, and to a rock; a boundary marked in the same way lies between Abraainain and Casseria and in the middle of the boundary stones is a stone cross. (5). He gives a casale called Ayun. The division with Calasie is marked by a stone cross and charcoals along the road that leads to Vancun. On the western side the land stretches to the fox hole, where there is a stone cross; then, marked by 5 stones with charcoals beneath, it extends as far as a sheepfold and alongside Vangun as far as another stone cross established next to a gastina above the road, at the head of which is another stone, where the road forks. These properties are given, according to the laws of the Franks [secundum legem et consuetudinem Francorum] with the rights to import, sell and buy everything, including horses needed by the Order and freedom from the payment of dues [dricture et exactio] and servicium to anyone.
Apr. 1-30. Leon, dei et Romani imperii II gracia rex Armenie, filius Stephani de potenti et magnifico genere Rupinorum, records under seal that out of love for the Roman empire, by the authority of which he has been made king, he has made an eleemosynary grant to the Hospital of St Mary of the... more
sources: Strehlke, Tabulae, pp. 37-9, no. 46 (RRH no. 859)