Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 846

Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. Lat. 846

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Vatikan (Vatican City State)
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Reg. Lat. 846

Siglum (by Mordek 1995): V13
Siglum (by Eckhardt 1962): E 11

Digital image available at BAV

N.B.: Bernhard Bischoff mentions incorrectly the Codex Theodosianus for this codex.


8th century (Hänel, Mommsen, Meyer); 820s/30s, Tours (Liebs); 1st quarter of the 9th century, France (Mordek, „vom Hofe abhängig, in Tours-ähnlichem Stil“ [Bischoff]); 1st quarter of the 9th century (Eckhardt 1962 following Bischoff); 1st quarter of the 9th century (Bischoff)

1647 in possession of Alexandre Petau. (Eckhardt 1962)

Physical description:

Material: Parchment
Number: 114 foll.
Size: 245 x 192-195 mm
Text block: 200 x 135-140 mm
Lines: 25

Script: Caroline minuscule and Tironian notes



  • 1r
    table of contents by Petaus; alphabet, excercise syllables for learning Tironian notes and parts of the Lord's Prayer (9th/10th century)
  • 1v - 67v
    Epitome Aegidii of the Lex Romana Visigothorum (list of titles and text; foll. 1v-8v additions to the capitulatio in Tironian notes)
  • 68r - 79r
    Isidore, Etymologiae
  • 79v - 96r
    Lex Salica (type E, list of kings, list of titles, long prologue and text) Stemma
  • 96r - 97v
    Childeberti II decretio
  • 97v
    Lex Salica (type E, epilogue)
  • 97v - 98v
    Capitulare Haristallense
  • 99r - 114v
    various texts (mostly in Tironian notes, e.g. Defensor of Ligugé, Liber scintillarum and Eucherius of Lyon, Instructiones as well as Isidore, Etymologiae)



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