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Harley Y 6 Roundel 18 Benefactors of Crowland Abbey
Benefactors of Crowland Abbey
Description: Roundel of benefactors at St Guthlac's shrine carrying scrolls detailing their donations to Crowland Abbey, and a demoniac being healed (the chain and ring around his neck are later additions). The benefactors are led by King Ęthelbald who approaches the altar, followed by Abbot Thurketel. Ęthelbald's scroll reads: 'Ego Rex Ethelbaldus do tibi sedem abbatie cum pertinentiis suis solutam et liberam ab omni seculari exactione' ('I, king Ęthelbald, give you the seat of the Abbey with its appurtenances unburdened and free from all secular exaction'). 
Origin: England (possibly Crowland) 


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