Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 1050

Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 1050

Weltliches Recht im Frankenreich


Vatikan (Vatican City State)
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Reg. Lat. 1050

Siglum (by Mordek 1995): V19
Siglum (by Eckhardt 1962): K 72

Digital image available at BAV

N.B.: Vat. Reg. Lat. 1050 corresponds to "Vaticanus reginae 379" (Montfaucon No. 379), as mentioned by Mommsen 1905, S. CIII. This manuscript is therefore not identical with Reg. Lat. 379.


11th century (Hänel, Mommsen); middle of the 9th century, France (Liebs); early 2nd half of the 9th century, France (Mordek); 10th century (von Salis, von Schwind, Eckhardt, Beyerle/Buchner, Meyer); 10th century, West France (?) (Kottje); middle of the 9th century, Francia (Rio); middle of the 9th century (Eckhardt 1962 following Bischoff); (2nd quarter/) middle of the 9th century, France (Bischoff)

In possession of Alexandre Petau in 1647. (Eckhardt 1962)

Physical description:

Material: Parchment
Number: 166 foll. (numbered 1-165 + 1 unnumbered sheet after 128, the first 4 sheets derive from younger codices), some quires in the back are assembled incorrectly
Size: ca. 305 x 228 mm
Text block: ca. 225 x 165 mm
Lines: 31
Columns: 2 columns

Script: Caroline minuscule



  • 1r - 4v
    fragments (later integrated)
  • 5ra - 14ra
    Isidore, Etymologiae
  • 14rb - va
    Extract from the cognition treatise by Aelius Gallus
  • 14va - 118va
    Lex Romana Visigothorum (date line of Alaric, two separated lists of titles with the explanatio, text (excerpts), followed by a summary of the books of the Lex Romana Visigothorum)
  • 118va - 124vb
    Lex Romana Burgundionum (list of titles and text)
  • 148ra - 157vb
    excerpts with juridical content
  • 157vb - 158rb
    treatise on the Franco-Roman administration
  • 158va - 159ra
    Isidore, Etymologiae
  • 159rb - va
  • 159vb - 160r
  • 160va - 162rb
    various capitularies
  • 162va - vb
    Lex Baiuvariorum (prologue, shortened)
  • 162vb - 163ra
    Lex Salica (Karolina emendata, long prologue)
  • 163ra - rb
    Lex Salica (Karolina emendata, short prologue)
  • 163rb - v
    addendum (12th century) and probationes pennae
  • 140ra - 147vb
    Lex Salica (Karolina emendata, list of titles and text)
  • 125ra - 134ra
    Lex Ribuaria (type B, list of titles and text)
  • 134rb - 139vb
    Lex Alamannorum (type B, list of titles and text)
  • 164ra - vb
    appendix to the collection of formulae from Tours
  • 165
    empty - except for probationes pennae



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