|This part of the document contains various validating symbols, including the monogram of the monarch and his name. Note that the monogram implies that it is spelled Karolus, but in the text it is written Carolus. The curly sign in the middle is a Chrismon, representing Christ. Then follows the signature of the official who drew up the document and his identifying graphic sign, which contains an inscription in Tironian notes. There is a space where the seal has vanished. The bottom line is the date.|
|Diploma of Charlemagne of AD 781 (Marburg, K. Preussisches Staatsarchiv). (All images from Steffens 1929, Plate 41)|
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