13.2 Donation of Athanasios, Hegumen of the Great Lavra
Iviron Monastery, Archives
Parchment, 91.3 x 52.7 cm
[The holy] Athanasios, [founder and] hegumen of the Lavra, who inscribed his name at the beginning and again at the end of the document, and 13 monks from the foundation, declare that they feel themselves to be under an obligation to Ioannis Iviras, hegumen of the Clement (Iviron) Monastery who, intervening with Emperors, had in the past done the Lavra great services. They therefore offer him the chrysobull of Basil II, by which the Emperor granted the monastery exemption from the taxes payable on a ship with a capacity of 6000 modii.
Obviously, the Iviron Monastery was thus automatically acquiring the right to fiscal exemption for a ship of its own of equivalent size. It is interesting that privileges could be transferred so simply.