Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 9653

Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Lat. 9653

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Paris (France)
Bibliothèque Nationale
Lat. 9653

Siglum (by Mordek 1995): P46
Siglum (by Eckhardt 1962): A 4

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9th century (Hänel, Mommsen, Bischoff HA, Meyer); 2nd quarter of the 9th century, Burgundy (Liebs); ca. middle of the 9th century (codex 1) and 2nd quarter of the 9th century (codex 2), Burgundy (near Lyon [Bischoff]) (Mordek); 9th or 10th century (von Salis); 2nd quarter of the 9th century (Eckhardt 1962 following Bischoff); Foll. 3-37: ca. 2nd quarter or middle of the 9th century, presumably from Burgundy, Foll. 38-160: ca. 2nd quarter of 9th century, South (?), [(probably Burgundy) (near) Lyon ?] (Bischoff)

According to a note by Baluze the codex was used by Jean du Tillet around the year 1550. Sold to Claude Expilly (Grenoble) in 1609 by the heirs of Jean Antoine Lescure. (Eckhardt 1962)

Physical description:

Material: Parchment
Number: 159 foll. (counted 3-160, 4bis; two codices tied together: foll. 3-37 and foll. 38-160)
Size: 310-315 x 215 mm
Text block: 255-265 x 160-175 mm
Lines: 28, 25

Script: Caroline minuscule



  • 1v - r, 2r - v, 161r - 162v
    Institutiones of Justinian with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius (fragments, 14th century)
  • 3r - 21v
    Lex Burgundionum (type B)
  • 21v - 22r
    additions to the Lex Burgundionum
  • 22r - 32v
    Lex Salica (type A, list of titles and text) Stemma
  • 32v - 33v
    Capitula legibus addenda (818/819)
  • 33v - 37v
    Isidore, Etymologiae
  • 38r (saec. X), 38v - 149v, 151r - 158v, 150r - v, 159r - 160r
    Lex Romana Visigothorum (list of titles and text, partly fragmentary)
  • 160v
    probationes pennae and library stamp



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