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The basic structure is a simplified charter format, lacking an address or saluation, or a list of witnesses. Note the method of writing the date, where 80 is written as a multiplication of 4 x 20 (in superscript).  
Acquittance of 1385, from the collection of Rob Schäfer. All images © Rob Schäfer.  

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Medieval Writing
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