Home Morosini Codex 1409.05.08-24 Morosini Codex (§063.0437)

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Ma a pur avemo de vero l’armada soa da mar del dito re Vinzilao sì abia abudo l’ixola tuta con la forteza de l’Elba, la qual posedeva pixiani, che aspetava a fiorentini, la qual avemo quela rendeva d’intrada neta de spexa duchati XXX milia d’oro per ano de fito, de fero e de altro metalo insiva de quela. E a preso vien dito l’abia aquistado Pionbim, over Porto Pionbim, e faxese conto quelo abia per mar galie X e da choche VI in VII bem in ordene. E da puo’ vene nuova in lo dì de la Sensa in Veniexia, abuda la Dogal Signoria per lo fante da Fiorenza, fata a dì VIII de mazo de M CCCC VIIII, l’armada soa del predito re aver prexo una chocha de zenovexi, dita Squarziasiga, vegniva da Ruodo, sovra de la qual iera el Gram Maistro de Ruodo romaxo infermo in Cecilia, sovra de la qual chocha i scrive aver trovado de aver de fiorentini per duchati XV milia d’oro de specie, e l’avanzo del dito chargo de zenovexi. E non avemo anchora i l’abia lasada, ma atendeva a una altra vegniva de Fiandra de lane e pani, de fiorentini, per valor de duchati C L milia d’oro, la qual con salvamento quela iera azionta a Porto Venere in segurtade. We also hear that it is true that the fleet belonging to King Ladislaus has gained the whole of the island of Elba, with its fortress, which the Pisans were holding because it belonged to the Florentines, and as we heard, it brought in an income from leases, after all costs, of 30 thousand in gold each year, from the iron and other metals that came from it. And it was then said that he had acquired Piombino or Porto Piom-bino, and a count was made, and he had at sea 10 galleys, and 6 or 7 cogs, all in good condition. And then news came to Venice on the day of the Ascension, 1 received by the dogal Signoria by the courier from Florence, dispatched on the 8th of May 1409, that the army of the aforesaid king had captured a cog of the Genoese called the Squarciasiga which was sailing from Rhodes, aboard which was the Grand Master of Rhodes who had remained sick in Sicily, and on this cog, as it was written, they found property of the Florentines in the form of spices worth 15,000 ducats of gold, while the rest of the cargo belonged to the Genoese. We have not yet heard whether they let the cog go, but they were waiting for another which was coming from Flanders, laden with woollens and other cloth belonging to the Florentines to the value of 150,000 (ducats) of gold, which had actually arrived safe and secure at Porto Venere.

a Int. C, nel margine interno: L’Elba prexa per Lancilao.
1 May 16, the festival known in Venice as the Sensa.

Morosini Codex, f. 211b (I, 162r)

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