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St John's College MS 235 (fragment 37)

JUSTINIAN, Digesta 47.9.10–10.5 (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

JUSTINIAN, Digesta 47.9.10–10.5

ed. CJCiv 1:829–31.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Dimensions (leaf): 282 × 196 mm.


The main text in double columns, each column 195 × 45–9 mm. , with 12 mm between columns, in 44 lines to the page, completely surrounded to the edge of the leaf in all dimensions by a formal gloss.


The text written in Italy in gothic textura rotunda, s. xiii ex.; the gloss in anglicana formata, s. xiv med.


Two-line alternate red and blue lombards on flourishing of the other colour at divisions; names of legists introduced by 1-line alternate red and blue unflourished lombards; the text broken by alternate red and blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xiii ex. (text) and s. xiv med. (gloss) ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 37 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.


    Paul Kruger et al., Corpus Juris Civilis, 2 vols. (Berlin, 1905).

Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2022-02: First online publication

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