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

MS. Montagu e. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 25398


Juvenal, Satires
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border, initials. P├Ącht and Alexander ii. 348, pl. XXXII

  • Type full border
  • Subject Gold bars and white vine-stem decoration on multicoloured ground; birds; medallion with laurel wreath and arms of Castracani degli Antelminelli of Fano.

fol. 2r

  • Type initial S(emper)
  • Subject Gold 6-line initial with white vine-stem decoration on multicoloured ground.

4- to 7-line gold initials with white vine-stem decoration on multicoloured ground at the beginning of books (fols. 25r, 40r, 55v and 71v).

2- to 3-line plain blue initials at the begining of satires.


Stamped leather, back modern, with metal fittings for clasps, contemporary Italian work.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Rome

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.