Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [Leo X]. Papal Bull. One vellum page, docketed on the verso, 17.75" x 12.5", in Latin, Rome, September 4, 1514. Papal bulls were originally issued by the Pope for many kinds of communication of a public nature, but later only for the most formal or solemn of occasions. The lead bulla, or seal, from which the "bull" gets its name, is used to seal and to authenticate important documents of historic significance issued from Rome, but is absent here. Small holes exist near the bottom edge where the cords were formerly attached. The document has some text weakness and small holes at the folds with some chipping and toning along the edges.

    Leo X (1475-1521), a member of the prestigious de'Medici family, was the last non-priest to be elected pope (he was a deacon at the time of his election). He reigned from 1513 until 1521 and is best known for his excommunication of Martin Luther after the publication of his 95 Theses.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 546

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 November 1 - 2 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,140,582