Roman Law, Fragment


The fragment follows the division found in the Codex of Justinian in the Corpus Iuris Civilis, and it contains the same headings: the first visible rubric reads 'De accusationibus et inscriptionibus' (CJ.9.2.0), the last 'Ad legem iuliam maiestatis' (CJ.9.8.0). However, the (Roman) law text in the fragment is not part of the Corpus Iuris Civilis. [Identification updated December 2018: the text is from Azo of Bologna?s Summa Codices.] -- Description by Erik Kwakkel, July 2006

In Collection:
Subject Language Identifier
  • Shelf Mark: Fragm.Lat.3
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 parchment sheet (half a bifolium) ; 265 x 163 mm
Alternative title
  • Azo of Bologna's Summa Codices, Fragment
Additional physical characteristics
  • Trimmed severely on all sides, which was used as a pastedown in a bookbinding (visible are some traces of glue on recto, green offset marks from the brass fittings for the clamps of the bookbinding, as well as significant damage to the surface on recto from removing the fragment); traces of ruling (plummet); no pricking visible; hair implant visible on verso; Main text and rubrics by one scribe in a very small bookhand (littera textualis, 1200-50); paragraphs in red and blue (alternating); Initials in red and blue (alternating), placed outside textblock.
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
  • Purchased through Erik Kwakkel in July 2006 from the collection of Herman Mulder (Hombeek, Belgium), who bought it from Antiquariaat Hermione, Maastricht, the Netherlands, on May 31, 1994. It may previously have belonged to a batch of fragments from the collection of J.J. Timmers, which was sold by Hermione in the early 1990s (see P.F.J. Obbema, 'A fifteenth-century calendar as a folding sheet', in Quaerendo 24 (1994), p.297).
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • 2006-023, Item 3
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 23, 2012
Transcript Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.
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