St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 109)
JUSTINIAN, Codex 1.2.13–14 and 1.2.23 and opening portions of 1.3 (binding fragment)
1.2.13–14 and 1.2.23 and opening portions of 1.3 , ed. CJCiv 2:13, 16–17, 19; the texts include many of the ‘autentica’, suppressed in favour of the Novellae; see the table at CJCiv 2:510.
The writing fills the leaf: a central text area in double columns, each column c.245 × 55 mm. , with 12 mm between columns, in 51 lines to the column, surrounded by glosses, about 80 lines to the page. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.
Written in Italian (probably Bolognese) gothic textura rotunda, different sizes for text and gloss, s. xiv in. (a few late interlinear additions in English hands, anglicana with secretary a, s. xv).
Headings in red.
All canons introduced by decorated capitals, at the simplest 3-line blue lombards with touches of red; many with full champes in gold leaf on blue and violet, always with vinework and often with lions or dragons; there are also two painted human figures.
The canon usually headed by a 1-line unflourished red lombard, and usually decorative penwork initials, frequently with infill or heads, often ochre-slashed.
Provenance and Acquisition
MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 109 only.
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
2022-06: First online publication