The first editors of the inventory of Amiens cathedral remarked that the church owned two kinds of assets: those that came in the form of privileges and real property held by the church, and the material treasures that were kept safe in the cathedral treasury itself. Among the most precious of this second type were the saintly relics that top the inventory's list, including the fingers, arms, and other bodily remains of many saintly men and women, including the head of Saint Firminus, the city's patron saint. The Cathedral's treasury was full of luxury items, from golden cups and covered vessels to illuminated and silver-bound liturgical books. Even though the treasurers and sub-treasurers of Amiens cathedral were required to inventory the church's holdings on a regular basis, the task was often not undertaken, much to the displeasure of the local bishop. The 1347 version is the earliest to survive, with several more lists of these treasures produced in the following centuries.

  • Record type: Inventory-Ecclesiastical
  • Date: 1347
  • Locale: Amiens, Somme, France
  • Language(s): Latin
  • Archival location: Archives départementale de la Somme, Register 4G 1134
  • Extent: 15 Folios (paper)

Edited by Anne Lester, with contributions by Laura Morreale.
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