Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 532 Helmst.

Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 532 Helmst.

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Wolfenbüttel (Germany)
Herzog August Bibliothek
Cod. Guelf. 532 Helmst.

Siglum (by Mordek 1995): W5

Digital image available at Digitale Bibliothek HAB


9th century (von Schwind); beginning of the 9th century, Salzburg (Kottje); 1st to 2nd quarter of the 9th century, part II presumably from 820, Salzburg (Mordek); 9th century (820), Salzburg (?) (Bischoff HA); ca. 820 (Bluhme); around the year 820, Salzburg (Siewert following Heinemann); 10th century (Krusch)

presumably from Weißenburg (Mordek following Butzmann); formerly in possession of Matthias Flacius Illyricus (Krusch)

Physical description:

Material: Parchment
Number: 174 foll. (3 parts)
Size: 235 x 140-150 mm
Text block: 200 x 95-115 mm
Lines: 25, 36-37

Script: Caroline minuscule



  • 2r - 54r
    Defensor of Ligugé, Scintillarum liber (beginning fragmentary)
  • 54r - 55v
    letter from Charlemagne to Alcuin; short notes
  • 56r
    title "Monita cuiusdam sancti de virtutibus"
  • 56v - 85v
    Isidore, Proemia de libris novi et veteris Testamenti; Liber de ortu et obitu patrum; Allegoriae quaedam sacrae Scripturae; pseudo-Isidor, Liber de genealogiis (incomplete); Isidore, Chronicon (last part)
  • 85v - 86r
    Praefatio to the Epitome temporum; short annals from Heraclius up to the year 820
  • 86v - 88v
    letter from Louis the Pious to the archbishops (here Arn of Salzburg) regarding the transmission of the Regulae canonicorum from 817
  • 89r - 91r
    Capitulare monasticum I
  • 91v - 93r
    clerical interrogatio
  • 93v
    canon on delinquent clerics
  • 94r
    interpretation of the Lord's Prayer
  • 94r - v
    explanatory notes on units
  • 95r - 114r
    Eucherius of Lyon, Instructionum ad Veranum libri duo
  • 114r - 120v
  • 121r - v
    synodal ordo
  • 122r - 134v
    Junilius Africanus, De partibus legis divinae libri duo
  • 134v - 138v
    clerical interrogatio, explanatory notes on clerical ranks, various moral dicta, maxims, catalogue of the kings of Israel starting with Rehoboam
  • 139r - 153r
    Alcuin, Dialogus seu disputatio de rhetorica et de virtutibus
  • 153v
    various list of names
  • 154r - 170r
    Lex Baiuvariorum (type A) Stemma
  • 170v
    Capitulare seu canones concilii Neuchingensis, Capitulare seu canones concilii Dingolfingensis
  • 170v - 173v
    Edictus Rothari (cc. 281-351, from 173r: cc. 43-86)



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