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Leaf from the Digest

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1 folio cut in half width-wise and now in two pieces. Text is taken from Justinian's Digest (or Digestum), a compilation of legal rules and statutes from the classical jurists, which formed part of the larger Code of Justinian. Each piece has 2 columns of 31 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines...

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Inscription

Inscribed in pencil on verso: "120".

Provenance

By 1917, Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, gift of Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Folio from the Digestum

German, Medieval (Gothic), 13th century

Place of Manufacture

Germany

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 41.5 x 27.5 cm (16 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.17.87

Medium or Technique

Ink and pencil (modern?) on parchment

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts