A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

St John's College MS 235 (fragment 29)

A dictionary, by topic, entries for various types of jewellery (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

A dictionary, by topic, entries for various types of jewellery,

the information is comparable to, but not identical with, that provided by such standard authorities as HUGUCCIO, BALBUS, and PAPIAS.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1.
Dimensions (leaf): 99 × 145 mm.
the upper part of a leaf.


Only one side is readily legible.


In double columns, each column 50 mm wide, with 10 mm between the columns, in 21 surviving lines.


Written in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xiv.


Entries set off with red and blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xiv

Provenance and Acquisition

Some pen-trials (s. xvi).

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 29 only.

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact St John's College Library.

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Last Substantive Revision

2022-01: First online publication

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