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Library Place Rome (Città del Vaticano)
Library Name Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Shelfmark MS
Folio Range Fols 54-65
Date X
  • Brittany (?)
  • (Western) Francia (?)


  • Vita sancti Melanii (a 'hybrid' between the Vita prima and the Vita interpolata) (54r-63r)
  • Gregory of Tours, Liber in gloria confessorum (excerpt) (63v-64r)
  • Liber de sancto Salomone (later addition) (64r)
  • Excerpts from the Vita interpolata sancti Melanii, with long sections erased (64v-65v)

The following contents should be mentioned too:

  • Erased texts (possibly liturgical pieces) (66r-v)
  • Monastic office of Saint Melanius, with neumes (added in the eleventh century, probably after that the heterogeneous codex had been assembled) (67r-68r).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

The codex now bearing the shelfmark is an assemblage of several miscellaneous units, bound together in the eleventh century, perhaps in the region of Poitou (Poulin 2009: 253). Both the date and the origin of these folios are highly uncertain.

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog No number; vol. III, p. 431
Essential bibliography

Deuffic 2011: 69; Huglo 1963: 62; ILLB R190; PMSB 318 (§111); Poulin 2009: 251, 253–4.

URLs for digital facsimile
Last Updated 2021-05-13 11:29:02
Author Jacopo Bisagni
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