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MS. Lat. hist. c. 1

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


Godfrey of Viterbo, Pantheon
Rubric: Pantheon Gotifredi Viterbiensis … anno domini ab incarnatione MCLXXXVIII

part pr. G. Waitz, M.G.H., Script. XXII, pp.107–307. The date, dedication to pope Gregory VIII and contents (cf. ibid. p.10) indicate that this MS. belongs to Waitz's recension D.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (tab.)dixit deus
Secundo Folio: (text)-tum. Omnium
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 178 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 320 × 230 mm.
Dimensions (written): 220 × 165–70 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-ii, 1–178. Remains of later medieval foliation 1–95 in ink


1(10) (wants 10), 2(10)(1 cut out), 3(10)–5(10), 6(10)(wants 2 and 3), 7(10), 8(10)(+ 1 added at the beginning), 9(10)–12(10), 13(10) (wants 2–9), 14(10)–17(10), 18(10)(wants 2–9), 19(8), 20(8)(8 canc.), catchwords


2 cols., 45 lines. Writing below top line.


Good border (now largely cut out) on fol. 1r. Illuminated initials with floral designs, extending into margins, and gold discs (rubbed) on fols. 1r, 20v and 159v. Plain red and blue initials. (P&A ii. 174)

fol. 1rFull border, fragment: Acanthus leaves, gold disks, bird. In the upper margin erased coat of arms.

Additions: On fol.176v is a note of seven lines written in two hands on the death of Ferdinand I, of Naples, 1494, and the reign of Alfonso II.


20th(?)-cent. plain parchment laced-case binding; the spine inscribed 'GOTIFREDUS | PANTHEON'


Origin: 14th century, second half ; Italian, Naples (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Erased arms, fol. 1r

Obit of Ferdinand I, king of Naples, 1494, entered fol. 176v

Shelfmark 'Col. 14 Scaf[fale] 6'

'Agostino Nicosiensis', 18th century

J. P. Long

E. P. Goldschmidt, Cat. 13, no. 73, 1928. Bought.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.