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St John's College MS 235 (fragment 105)

JUSTINIAN, Codex 4.45.1–46.6 (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin


4.45.1–46.6, ed. CJCiv 2:180–1.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1.
Dimensions (leaf): 365 × 225 mm.


In double columns, each column 243 × 53 mm. , with 9 mm between columns, in 46 lines to the column. Very large margins left for glosses, added, in the main informally, in a variety of later hands. No prickings; bounded and ruled in stylus.


Written in gothic textura semiquadrata, certainly continental (Italy?), s. xiii. Some of the glossing appears English, a formal anglicana/secretary mixture, s. xv, but most of it again is continental.


Headings in red, although many not provided, often because there is no space left.

At the heads of sections, 3-line alternate red and blue lombards, unflourished, with the actual text beginning with an unflourished 1-line example in the contrasting colour.


Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 105 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

2022-06: First online publication

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