Home Morosini Codex 1378.07.01 Morosini Codex (§060.0029)

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E ’l a valoroxo misier Ugo de Santapaxie vene a Veniexia chon VI galie del predito misier Piero re de Ieruxalem e de Zepro, le qual galie fo armade in Aragom. De che la Dogal Signoria de prexente de fexe armar altre galie VI a preso quele, de le qual, fo fati sovrachomiti prima i nobel homeni misier Ziam Miani, misier Michiel Dolfin, misier Franzescho da le Bochole, misier Ziam Barbo, misier Franzescho Mozenigo e misier Piero Querin. E chon le predite XII galie, in M CCC LXXVIII in dì primo de luio, madona Valentina, fia del predito misier Bernabò Vischonte, spoxa del predito re, fo menada in Ziepro; e a quela fo fato in Veniexia notabelisimo honor. De che le nostre predite VI galie, favoriziando el predito misier lo re chontra zenovexi, hocupando la citade de Famagosta, e de là partandose le dite fexe molti dani in diverse parte, e a navilii asè de zenovexi, tra i qual i nde prexe una soa chocha molto richa, che quela andava a Famagosta, e a quela vegniva dita la Bichignona, de valor de duchati CCC milia d’oro; le qual galie vegniva clamade a Veniexia le galie da la vadagna. The valiant Misier Hugo di Santapau came to Venice with 6 galleys of the aforesaid Misier Pietro king of Jerusalem and Cyprus, these galleys being armed in Aragon, and the dogal Signoria swiftly had another 6 galleys armed in addition, of which the noble Misier Giovanni Miani, Misier Michele Dolfin, Misier Francesco dalle Boccole, Misier Giovanni Barbo, Misier Francesco Mocenigo and Misier Piero Querini were made sopracomiti, and with these 12 galleys in 1378, on the first day of July, Madonna Valentina, daughter of Misier Barnabo Visconti, the bride of the aforesaid king, was taken to Cyprus, and most notable honour was shown to her at Venice, and our 6 galleys helped the king against the Genoese, occupying the city of Famagusta, and when they sailed from there they inflicted much damage in various places and to many ships of the Genoese, among which they took a very rich cog of theirs which was going to Famagosta, and the ship which was captured was called ‘la Bichignona’, of the value of 300,000 gold ducats, and these galleys were called at Venice the galleys a guadagna (‘of profit’).

a Int. C, nel margine interno: Sie galie fo armade per condur la fia de misier Ber¬nabò Iustinian in Cipro e Presa la nave Pichignana.

Morosini Codex, f. 103a (I, 54v)

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