The "chained" code @ Palazzo di Città


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The "chained" code

The Code of the Chain is a precious volume containing the Statutes and the franchises of the city granted in 1360 by the Conte Verde Amedeo VI of Savoy to the Municipality of Turin, who had sworn loyalty in the dispute against his cousin Giacomo d'Acaja. The popular name is due to the robust iron chain applied in 1492 to the binding, which allowed to leave it exposed for free consultation of citizens in the courtyard of the Town Hall, without the risk that it would be removed. The code is currently kept in the Historical Archive of the City of Turin.

A page of the Code of the Chain

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