Fragm. 529: Vitae Columbani abbatis discipulorumque eius





Fragm. 529: Vitae Columbani abbatis discipulorumque eius

Parchment, 1 piece of 1 leaf, c. 21 × 15,5 cm; saec. XII / XIII

The fragment is the outer lower part of a leaf containing the Vitae Columbani abbatis discipulorumque eius, II.8-9. Each page of the original leaf seems to have had 2 columns. Parts of the 15 lower lines of the outer column plus remnants of 1 line have been preserved on both sides of the leaf

With lacunae the recto-side contains the text: “uirum nomine gundo ... non habere. Veniat”, and the verso-side: “populos /// tare studet multusque ... se gemeret . qui eius doctr” (ed. B. Krusch, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores Rerum Merovingicarum IV, Hannoverae & Lipsiae 1902, p. 122f.)

Fragm. 529 may have belonged to the same codex as Fragm. 527-528, which contain parts of Beda Venerabilis, Vita s. Cuthberti

Bibl.: Christian Troelsgård, Relics of a Benedictine Legendary in Scandinavia? Notes on fragments nos. 527-529 from the Royal Library and no. 8302 from the Danish National Archives. In: Renæssanceforum. Tidsskrift for Renæssanceforskning, vol. 3, 2007, pp. 1-12

Erik Petersen