Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 4629

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 4629

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Paris (France)
Bibliothèque Nationale
Lat. 4629

Siglum (by Mordek 1995): P13
Siglum (by Eckhardt 1962): E 15

Digital image available at BnF

Note(s): According to Bischoff and Mordek the Parisian manuscript and Leiden, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit, BPL 114 belong together. David Ganz contradicts this view (see bibliographic reference below).


9th century (Hänel); beginning of the 9th century, presumably from Bourges (Liebs); 9th century (Beyerle/Buchner); beginning of the 9th century (shortly after 805), presumably Bourges (Mordek); 1st quarter of the 9th century, probably Bourges (Eckhardt 1962 following Bischoff); 8th/9th century, probably Bourges (Bischoff)

Bibliotheca Colbertina, no. 4059 (Eckhardt 1962)

Physical description:

Material: Parchment
Size: 245-251 x 155-158 mm
Text block: 185-195 x 95-110 mm
Lines: 25-27

Script: Caroline minuscule



  • 1r - 13r
    Lex Salica (type E, fragment) Stemma
  • 13r - 15r
    Childeberti II decretio
  • 15r - v
    Lex Salica (epilogue)
  • 15v - 16r
    questions and answers on religion and philosophy
  • 18v, 19r - 27v
    various capitularies
  • 28r - 50r
    Lex Ribuaria (type A, list of titles up to title 54 and text) Stemma
  • 50r - 51r
    Lex Salica (Recapitulatio solidorum) Stemma
  • 51v - 53r
    Isidore, Etymologiae
  • 53r - 54r
    explanations on Latin orthography
  • 54v
    theological and philosophical issues
  • 55r
    Alcuin, Liber de virtutibus et vitiis
  • 55v - 56r
    Epitaphium Alchuuini
  • 56r
    Venantius Fortunatus, Carmen VII 6
  • 56v
    Formula Bituricensis No. 7



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