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Accession 1500, Medieval Manuscript Collection
Justinian, Corpus iuris civilis (“Digest”). Single folio on vellum. Southern France, ca. 1275: 45 x 272 mm, essentially the entire page full of writing. Double columns of text in 40 lines, surrounded by dense glossing. Additional glossing in a later hand. Decoration: in the text: two-line initials in blue with single penwork lines in red; in the gloss: alternating red on recto and verso; staining in the upper right, affecting recto and verso. Text: from Book 50, Title 16 or 17.
435 x 272 mm
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Accession 1500- Med MS 3B
Corpus Juris Civilis is the collective title of the body of ancient Roman law as compiled and codified under the emperor Justinian in the 6th century A.D. It comprises the Digest, the Institutes, the Justinian Code, and the Novels.
Medieval Law, Justinian, Folio, Jurisprudence, Civil Law, Vellum, Corpus Juris Civilis