Fire insurance policy of A Pátria, Alentejana Company of Insurance, printed in model 27 – 4000 ex. 6-945, with 4 pages. In the centre of the front page, the inscription: A Pátria/ Companhia Alentejana de Seguros / Sociedade Anónima de Responsabilidade Limitada / Capital: one million escudos / Founded in 1915, on the right hand side the information regarding the head office in Évora and the branch office in Lisbon. On the lower half of the front page is the policy number 136.403. It also states that this was an insurance policy over the insurer’s own property in Évora for a period of one year from 1st January 1946, with an annual premium of 221$20. All this information is surrounded by an allusion to the historical building linked to the Manueline style. On the second page of the insurance contract the insured object is described, dated 15th January 1946 and in a second space the additional act nº1, where the insured capital is raised, on 8th February 1946. The third page, with equal space for description is blank. The last page shows the general conditions to which the parties are bound, mentioning that they were approved by decree dated 27-XI-915, published in the Diário do Govêrno nº279-11-Series of 2-XII-915.







Dimension (cm)

28 x 21,6

State Conservation





The Pátria insurance company was founded in Évora (Portugal), in 1915, under the name “A Pátria – Sociedade Alemtejana de Seguros”.