A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Auct. F. 2. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 8855


Virgil, Aeneid

With some glosses and notes, as far as Book XII.925, but illegible after 903

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Fols 1–10 || B
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 97 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11 × 4.5 in.


Fols 1-10: Humanistic script


Pächt and Alexander ii. 930

Fols 1–10: Initials


Origin: 12th century, early (main manuscript); 15th century, first half (fols. 1–10) ; Italy (fols 1–10)

Provenance and Acquisition

Given to Nicolaas Heinsius, 1620–1681 by Ovidius Montalbanius of Bologna and referred to as 'Codex Montalbanius'

This volume may be no. 193 in the Heinsius sale catalogue (March 1682-1683), tom. ii. p. 80

Edward Bernard (1638–1697)

Purchased from Bernard's widow for the Bodleian in 1698

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1895). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-08-07: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1895)