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

MS. Lat. class. b. 3

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


Macrobius, Saturnalia

Fragment: I.24.7 'seu in ipsa dispositione' - II.5.9 'corporis suis', omitting I.24.17–25 and II.1.7–14. A contemporary hand noted three omissions.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium from the middle of a quire
Dimensions (leaf): 285 × 190 mm.
Dimensions (written): 195 × 120 mm.


2 cols., 48–51 lines


In a modern folder


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Used as the wrapper of a book

inscribed with various names including 'Jno Huntback', and many members of the Basset family, laid out like a family tree, starting with 'Osmund Basset', 'Iohannes Basset', 'Will: Basset', 'Alan Baset de wicomb ob. 17 H3'(?), and ending with 'Fulco Basset | Ep. London' | obiit 43 H3', 'Phjilip Basset | de wicomb Iust | Angl: ob. 56 H3' and 'Hugo Despencer Alicia(?) filia(?) Rog' ... Bigod | ... Comes Norfolk', 17th cent.

Bought, 1969

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Elizabeth Solopova

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.