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Privilegium Imperatoris


Illustration at the bottom of a Privilegium Imperatoris (Imperial Privilege) of the Emperor Alfonso VII of León and Castile granting land to an Abbot William (centre) for the foundation of a Benedictine monastery. Behind Alfonso (right) is his majordomo, Count Ponce Giraldo de Cabrera, bearing a sword and shield. At left are Alfonso's sons Sancho and Fernando.
Date: 1142–57 (while Ponce de Cabrera was Count and Alfonso VII still living)
Source: metmuseum



See also Spanish Knights & Infantry in the Codex Calixtinus, 1135-1139AD
Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Other Spanish and North African resources