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Dep. Bridges 71

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


(fols. 62–63)
De rebus bellicis.

Fragment (chapters IV – VI) of the anonymous 4th-century text (ed. E.A.Thompson, A Roman reformer and inventor, Oxford 1952), which descended with the Notitia Dignitatum solely through the Codex Spirensis.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper, watermark on both leaves, similar to Briquet 3063, 3066–8
Extent: 2 consecutive leaves, now pasted together but originally not conjoint
Dimensions (leaf): 283 × 196 mm.
Dimensions (written): 204 × 98 mm.


24 long lines


Written in fine humanistic cursive script


Plain initials in ink by the scribe


Origin: 16th century, second quarter ; Italian (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Preserved, doubtless as a calligraphic specimen, among the papers of Robert Bridges, deposited by Thomas Edward Bridges, 2nd Baron Bridges, in 1978; Lord Bridges' permission is required for access.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library Staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.