This testament, with an accompanying inventory, was produced for an apothecary named Aurietus Sartelli. Since neither name is typical of the region of Marseille in the early fifteenth century, it is very likely that Aurietus was a recent immigrant to the city or possibly in transit when he was injured or fell ill. This impression of a man in the midst of travels is confirmed by the meager contents of his possessions on hand: seven gold shields (a type of coin), a houppelande (chopa), and a tunic with sleeves (giponus, Fr. jupon). In addition, Aurietus claimed rights in the estate of an individual named Johannes Clerici, and much of the record consists of an itemized list of the goods in Johannes’s estate.

Edited by Daniel Lord Smail.
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