Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 291

Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 291

Weltliches Recht im Frankenreich


Vatikan (Vatican City State)
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Reg. Lat. 291

Siglum (by Mordek 1995): V36
Siglum (by Eckhardt 1962): K 68a

Digital image available at BAV

N.B.: Karl August Eckhardt includes this codex in his edition of the Pactus legis Salicae, although it only carries the Childeberti II. decretio. Since the Childeberti II. decretio is almost exclusively transmitted in the context of Lex Salica manuscripts (especially type D and E) we decided to list the codex here as well. Regarding this issue see the article by Wilhelm Alfred Eckhardt.


2nd quarter of the 16th century (Eckhardt 1962); 2nd half of the 16th century (~1573?), North France (Mordek)

Might have been in possession of Pierre Daniel, Paul and Alexandre Petau; Christina, Queen of Sweden (Mordek)

Physical description:


Script: Gothic cursive



  • 104r - v
    Childeberti II. decretio Stemma
  • 104v - 123r, 123v - 123bisr, 140v - 143r
    various capitularies and council canons
  • 123r
    letter from John VIII to the bishops of Gaul and Germania
  • 123bisv - 127v
    excerpt from all books and appendices of Ansegis' collection of capitularies
  • 128r - 140r
    excerpt from the false capitularies of Benedictus Levita
  • 140v
    French prayer, quotations from classic texts, charter (additions by two hands)
  • 143v - 144v
  • 145r - 147r
    two prayers (by different hands)
  • 147v



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