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Detailed record for Egerton 269

Title Fragments from Law codices (Lex Saxonum, Lex Ripuariorum, Lex Salicam, Legis Alamannorum, Legis Burgundionum, etc.)
Origin Germany
Date 2nd half of the 9th century
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration Large and small initials in brown, a few with simple penwork decoration. Rubrics in red.
Dimensions in mm 250 x 180 (180 x 115)
Official foliation ff. 17 ( + 5 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance E. P. J. Spangenberg of Celle, legal scholar.
Bought by the British Museum in 1834, using the Bridgewater fund (12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829)
Notes ff. 1-2 are paper flyleaves with a description of the manuscript.
Part of this manuscript is Egerton 2832 and Paris, BN latin MS 4633.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts 6666-10018; Catalogue of Egerton Manuscripts 1-606 (unpublished catalogue available in the British Library Manuscripts Reading Room), p. 109.

H. Mordek, Bibliotheca capitularium regum Francorum manuscripta Uberlieferung und Traditionszusammenhang der frankischen Herrschererlasse (Munich, 1995), pp. 226-31.

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Coloured initials.

f. 12
Coloured initials.

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