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Orléans » Médiathèque » MS 276 (232)

Library Place Orléans
Library Name Médiathèque
Shelfmark MS 276 (232)
Folio Range 2nd C.U. (pp. 67-130)
Date XI
  • Loire Valley
  • Fleury


  • Alcuin, De uirtutibus et uitiis (67-127)
  • Probatio pennae (128)
  • Apuleian Sphere, also known as Sphere of Life and Death (diagram only) (129)
  • Empty page (130).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

Deuffic (PMSB 305, §61) argues that this MS is 'sans doute d'origine bretonne', and that it contains at p. 129 astrological drawings similar to those in Paris, BnF, NAL 1616. In fact, this is simply a copy of the 'Apuleian Sphere', a prognostic text found in numerous Early Medieval witnesses, some of which were written and/or preserved at Fleury (cf. Juste 2004: 113, n. 40). I am not aware of any specific evidence associating the second codicological unit of Orléans 276 with Brittany, and it seems more likely that this MS was rather written at Fleury in the (late?) eleventh century.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog n/a
Essential bibliography

CCfr; Juste 2004: 113 (n. 40); LF BF746; Pellegrin and Bouhot 2010: 361–3; PMSB 305 (§61); Wickersheimer 1914: 171.

URLs for digital facsimile
Last Updated 2021-06-08 13:32:44
Author Jacopo Bisagni
DHBM Identifier #103
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