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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 50

Summary Catalogue no.: 18631


Virgil, Eclogues
Language(s): Latin
(Marginal glosses from Servius .
Virgil, Georgics (Marginal glosses from Servius .
Language(s): Latin
Virgil, Aeneid (Marginal glosses from Servius .
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written in Beneventan script of Bari type. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 12)


Fine historiated initials.

Fine initials. Fols. 74–76, 78–79, 128–143, replacements probably of the early 14th century. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 12, pl. II)


Origin: 11th century, second half ; Italian, South

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).


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Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.