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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 147

Summary Catalogue no.: 18728


Language(s): Latin

2. (fols. 78r-119v)
Gaius Julius Solinus, De mirabilibus mundi

Final chapter ‘De Babillonia’, numbered 57.

(fols. 120r-121v)
Rubric: De terminatione prouinciarum Ytalie
Incipit: Omnis Ytalia que versus Meridiem uel pocius in eoum(?) extenditur
Explicit: Sacerdos vero hoc audiens qui erat in specula in ebdomada sua nunciabat senatoribus

Cf. text pr. by C. Pascal from Ambrosiana A 226 in Archivio Storico Italiano 5th ser. 37 (1906), 311–320; similar to Paul the Deacon, Historia Langobardorum ii.14–25, with final paragraph cf. Mirabilia Romae c. xvi.

Followed by verses (fol. 121v):

Incipit: Italici regnauerunt . dii Romani valuerunt | Nec post multa potuere . dum septimo divisi fuere | Completo de mirabilibus seculorum . regem adoremus apostolorum
3. (fol. 122r-132v)
Ps.-Sextus Aurelius Victor, De viris illustribus

Fol. 133r blank.

(fol. 133v)
Incipit: Possidet .a. numerum quingenti in ordine recto

Verses on numerals, WIC 14298.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper; one watermark is Briquet 8932, Treviso, 1392.
Extent: i + 132 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 216 × 147 mm.


1 col., 41–42 lines, written space c. 160 × 85 mm.


Origin: 1377 (at least in part); additions by Sicco Polentone, early 15th century ; Italian, North-east

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 121v: ‘In vigilia Thome. 1377.’ This date may cover only fols. 78–121v, but the rest of the volume is in the same hand on paper that shares watermarks with the dated part.

Missing text, lost by damage, has been supplied by Sicco Polentone, fols. 74–77.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805.

Giuseppe Canonici, -1807.

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817.

Record Sources

Description adapted by Matthew Holford (2018), from the following sources, with some additional description of textual content.
H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-05: Description revised and updated mostly with reference to Watson.