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St John's College MS 235 (fragment 66)

Unidentified civil law, probably from JUSTINIAN, Digesta (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

Unidentified civil law,

probably from JUSTINIAN, Digesta; one break begins ‘⟨I⟩dem ⟨H⟩oc quod placet si de hereditate […] '

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1, the lower portion of a leaf.
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 205 mm.


In double columns, each column 205–10 surviving × 60–5 mm. , with 13 mm between columns, in 44–5 surviving lines to the column. No prickings; bounded in brown crayon, rules faded.


Written in gothic textura quadrata, s. xiii ex., with numerous anglicana glosses, s. xiv in.


Unfinished: blanks for staggered rubrics, guide letters for unfilled capitals; the authorities indicated in the text ink.


Origin: s. xiv in.

Provenance and Acquisition

A note ‘de abolitione’; a versus, ‘Lex non iuberet nisi esset voluntas | gratia non iuvaret si sat esset voluntas’ (upside down, s. xvi).

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 66 only.

Record Sources

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


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Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2022-06: First online publication

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