A charter of Charles IV
In 1347 Charles IV, the Roman and Bohemian king, awarded the Prague Archbishop the right to coronate the king of Bohemia.
Repository name: National Archives of the Czech Republic
Archive reference code: AČK, inv. No. 280
The Golden Bull of Charles as the Bohemian and Roman king (recto)
Golden Bulls, also known as Chrysobulls, were imperial decrees issued in the Byzantine Empire and later in the Middle Ages and Renaissance by the Holy Roman Emperor.
The Golden Bulls of Charles are majestic; filled with wax, they contain the most authentic gold, with a small ratio of silver, copper, and zinc.
The Golden Bull of Charles as the Bohemian and Roman king (verso)
The back portrays a sketch of St. Peter's Basilica, a symbolic picture of the eternal city of Rome.