Antique 1792 Patent of Nobility Knight/Knighthood Paperwork Schaller Family yqz
w/Great Seal Francis II Austria King Holy Roman Emperor Ending March 30, 2015 9:30 PM EST Http://yqz.me/Knight_Schaller
We were amazed to have this museum quality rarity show up on our doorstep. It is a book with all the pages being made of vellum and a huge wax sealin a brass disc attached to the book with a golden cord, with all the pages being written in OLD German and Latin. In the center is a hand painted coat of arms. All of that sealed in a tin container made to hold everything safely. When we started to research this we found that it is what is called a
PATENT OF NOBILITY
Patents of nobility were issued when a person was granted a title, and usually include a coat of arms to go with the title. This one was issued to
Philipp Heinrich Schaller
and his son Ferdinand Joseph Schaller upon the occasion of Philipp Schaller being knighted on March 17th, 1792 for 25 years of service as a captain auditor, and due to the notable merits of him and his family. He was knighted byFrancis the Second, by the grace of God Holy Roman Emperor (King of Austria); King of Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria and Jerusalem; Archduke of Austria; Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Würzburg, Franconia, Styria, Carinthia and Carniola; Grand Duke of Cracow; Grand Prince of Transylvania; Margrave of Moravia; Duke of Sandomir, Masovia, Lublin, Upper and Lower Silesia, Auschwitz and Zator, Teschen and Friuli; Prince of Berchtesgaden and Mergentheim; Princely Count of Habsburg, Gorizia and Gradisca and of the Tirol; and Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria. And it is his 6″ wax seal in the brass disc. The cord tying the book to the seal (and running through the middle of the seal) is made with threads of 14K gold braided into the cord.
The coat of arms in the center was issued to the Schaller family in 1792 and became their family’s coat of arms from that point forward.
These ARE VERY RARE AND ARE NORMALLY ONLY FOUND IN MUSEUMS ANY MORE!!
Francis II (German: Franz II., Erwählter Römischer Kaiser) (12 February 1768 – 2 March 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until 6 August 1806, when he dissolved the Holy Roman Empire after the disastrous defeat of the Third Coalition by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz.
In the tin container this measures approx. 15 1/2″ x 13″ x 2 1/2″.
WOW GOOD LUCK ON THIS RARITY!!