Old Latin Gospel Manuscripts

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The Register of Old Latin manuscripts is maintained by the Vetus Latina Institute. Note that some entries may only have an Old Latin text in certain books; other books may display a Vulgate text-type, or the whole manuscript may contain a mixed text combining earlier readings with a later text.

The following list includes all Old Latin gospel manuscripts, with hyperlinks to sets of online images. It is based on the list in The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its History, Texts, and Manuscripts. A more extensive list of Latin Gospel manuscripts, using the two letter sigla of Bonifatius Fischer, is also available on the present site here. There is also a concordance of sigla for Old Latin manuscripts in different editions.

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VL 1
(k)
Codex Bobiensis
Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, 1163 (G.VII.15)

Portions of Mark and Matthew. Copied in Africa in the fourth century.
Facsimile: Cipolla 1913 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iM_sMgEACAAJ
VL 2
(e)
Codex Palatinus
i) Trent, Museo Nazionale (Castello del Buon Consiglio), s. n.
ii) Dublin, Trinity College, 1709
iii) London, British Library, MS Add. 40107

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied in North Italy (Trent?) in the fifth century.
Images: iii only) http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=add_ms_40107_f001r
VL 3
(a)
Codex Vercellensis
Vercelli, Archivio Capitolare Eusebiano, s. n.

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied in Italy, probably Vercelli, in the second half of the fourth century.
One image.
VL 4
(b)
Codex Veronensis
Verona, Biblioteca Capitolare, VI

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied in Italy, probably Verona, at the end of the fifth century.
 
VL 5
(d)
Codex Bezae
Cambridge, University Library, Nn. II. 41

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark); 3 John; Acts. Copied around 400, possibly in Berytus (Beirut).
Full digitisation: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-NN-00002-00041/
 
VL 6
(c)
Codex Colbertinus
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 254

New Testament (eacrp) including Laodiceans. Copied in southern France in the twelfth century.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8426051s
 
VL 7
(g1)
Codex Sangermanensis primus
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 11553

The second volume of a Latin Bible, containing the Odes, Wisdom Literature, Old Testament Apocrypha, New Testament (eacrp) and the beginning of the Shepherd of Hermas. Copied in St-Germain-des-Prés around 810.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b9065958t
 
VL 8
(ff2)
Codex Corbeiensis secundus
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 17225

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied in Italy in the fifth century.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b9065916g
VL 9
(ff1)
Codex Corbeiensis primus
St Petersburg, Russian National Library, O.v.I.3

Matthew. Copied in Corbie (France) in the first half of the eighth century.
 
VL 9A
Codex Fossatensis
St Petersburg, Russian National Library, F.v.I.8

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in England, probably Northumbria, in the late eighth century.
Images: http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/09/bleskina/
 
VL 10
(f)
Codex Brixianus
Brescia, Biblioteca civica Queriniana, s. n. (‘Evangelario purpureo’)

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied in North Italy, possibly Ravenna, in the sixth century.
VL 11
(l)
Codex Rehdigeranus
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Depot Breslau 5

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in North Italy (Aquileia) in the first half of the eighth century.
VL 11A
Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, M.p.th.f. 67
Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in the eighth or ninth century, probably in Brittany.
Full digitisation: http://vb.uni-wuerzburg.de/ub/mpthf67/index.html
 
VL 12
(h)
Codex Claromontanus
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatic. lat. 7223

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Matthew was copied in Italy at the end of the fifth century; the other gospels were produced in northern Italy or France in the seventh century
Full digitisation: http://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Vat.lat.7223
 
VL 13
(q)
Codex Monacensis or Codex Valerianus
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6224

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied in Illyria (possibly Sirmium) or Italy in the sixth or seventh century.
Full digitisation: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00006573/images/
VL 14
(r1)
Codex Usserianus primus
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 55

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied either in Ireland around 600 or by Irish scribes on the continent in the fifth century.
Full digitisation: http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/#folder_id=36&pidtopage=MS55_001&entry_point=1
VL 15
(aur)
Codex Aureus Holmiensis
Stockholm, Kungliga Biblioteket, A.135

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in Southern England (Minster in Thanet?) around 775.
Holding institution webpage for this manuscript.
VL 16
(n, o, a2)
Fragmenta Sangallensia, Fragmenta Curiensia
i) St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, 1394, pp. 51–88
ii) St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, 172
iii) St Gall, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, Ms. 70a
iv) Chur, Bischöfliches Archiv, 041.0.1
v) St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, 1394 pp. 91–2
vi) St Gall, Stiftsarchiv, Fragmentensammlung

Four Gospels (Matthew–John–Luke–Mark). Copied in Italy in the fifth century; v) is a seventh-century replacement leaf.
Full digitisation: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/1394/51
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/0172/258
 
VL 17
(i)
Codex Vindobonensis
Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, lat. 3

Portions of Luke and Mark. Copied in Italy at the end of the fifth century.
 
VL 18
(π)
Fragmenta Weingartensia or Fragmenta Constantiensia
i) Darmstadt, Hessische Landes- und Hochschulbibliothek, 895
ii) Donaueschingen, Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek, 925
iii) Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, HB. VI. 114; VII, 29; VII. 64; XIV. 15

Parts of a gospel lectionary. Copied in North Italy in the seventh century, but palimpsested around 800.
 
VL 19
(t)
Fragmentum Bernense.
Bern, Burgerbibliothek, 611, foll. 143–4

Fragments of Mark. Copied in the second half of the fifth century, probably in Italy.
 
VL 19A
i) Durham, Cathedral Library, A.II.10, foll. 2–5, 338–9 ii) Durham, Cathedral Library, C.III.13, foll. 192–5 iii) Durham, Cathedral Library, C.III.20, foll. 1–2
Fragments of Matthew and Mark. Copied in Ireland or Northumbria in the middle of the seventh century.
 
VL 20
(p)
Fragmentum Sangallense.
St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, 1395, pp. 430–3

Four gospels.
Full digitisation: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/1395/430/
 
VL 21
(s)
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, O.210 sup., Appendix
Fragments from Luke. Copied in Italy in the fifth century.
 
VL 22
(j)
Codex Sarzanensis.
Sarezzano in Tortona, Biblioteca Parrocchiale, s. n. (pars prima)

Fragments of Luke and John. Copied in North Italy at the beginning of the sixth century.
 
VL 22A
(j)
Codex Sarzanensis.
Sarezzano in Tortona, Biblioteca Parrocchiale, s. n. (pars altera)

Fragments of John. Copied in North Italy at the beginning of the sixth century.
 
VL 23
Fragmentum Aberdonense.
Aberdeen, University Library, Papyrus 2a

A fragment of John. Written in the fifth century and found in Egypt, possibly the Fayyum.
 
VL 24
(ρ)
Fragmentum Mediolanense.
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, M. 12 sup., pp. 119–22

Johannine lection from a Gallican Sacramentary. Copied around 700 in southern France; palimpsested in the ninth century.
 
VL 25
(v)
Fragmentum Vindobonense.
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 502, fol. II

A fragment of John. Copied in North Italy or France in the sixth or seventh century.
Full digitisation: http://data.onb.ac.at/dtl/3550818 (images 7 & 8)
 
VL 26
(β)
Fragmentum Carinthianum.
St Paul in Kärnten, Stiftsbibliothek St Paul im Lavanttal, 1/1, fol. 1–2

A fragment of Luke. Copied in the sixth or seventh century, probably in Italy.
 
VL 27
(δ)
Codex Sangallensis (interlinearis).
St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 48

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in St Gall in 860/70.
Full digitisation: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/0048/
 
VL 28
(r2)
Codex Usserianus secundus; The Garland of Howth
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 56

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in Ireland around 800.
Full digitisation in progress.
 
VL 29
(g2)
Codex Sangermanensis secundus
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 13169

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in Brittany in the tenth century.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10500013s
 
VL 30
(gat)
Codex Gatianus
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, nouv. acq. latin 1587

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in Brittany around 800.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8423842n
 
VL 31
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, T. 27 sup.
A collection of liturgical rites, including biblical lections. Copied in North Italy in the eleventh century.
 
VL 32
Lectionarium Guelferbytanus.
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Weißenburg 76

Gallican lectionary. Copied in France (Clermont Ferrand?) in the first half of the sixth century.
Full digitisation: http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/76-weiss
 
VL 33
Codex Carnotensis
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 10439

John. Copied in Italy around 500.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b52503882m
 
VL 34
Codex Cryptoferratensis
Grottaferrata, Biblioteca della Badia, Γ.β.VI

A lection from John.
 
VL 35
Book of Mulling; Liber Moliensis
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 60

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in Ireland (probably St Mullins) at the end of the eighth century.
http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?folder_id=1648&pidtopage=MS60_001&entry_point=1
 
VL 36
Codex Gissensis
Giessen, Universitätsbibliothek, 651/20

Fragment of Luke. Copied in Italy in the early sixth century, but excavated in Egypt. Destroyed in 1945.
Full digitisation: http://papyri-giessen.dl.uni-leipzig.de/receive/GiePapyri_schrift_00007340
 
VL 37
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Bibliothèque municipale, 42 (47)
Jerome’s Commentary on Matthew. Copied in north-eastern France at the end of the eighth century
Full digitisation: http://bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr/consult/consult.php?reproductionId=87
 
VL 38
Vatican City, Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana, Palat. lat. 177
Jerome’s Commentary on Matthew. Copied in Lorsch around 880.
Full digitisation: http://digi.vatlib.it/view/bav_pal_lat_177
 
VL 39
Gospels of Sainte-Croix of Poitiers
Poitiers, Médiathèque François-Mitterrand, MS 17 (65)

Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in Amiens at the end of the eighth century. The Old Latin siglum refers to the first series of canon tables, which quote the biblical text.
 
VL 40
Vendôme, Bibliothèque municipale 2
Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in France, probably in the tenth century. The Old Latin siglum refers to the canon tables, which quote the biblical text.
Images: http://bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr/consult/consult.php?reproductionId=8644
 
VL 41
Verona, Biblioteca Capitolare, VII
Lections from Matthew. Copied in Verona in the first half of the eighth century.
 
VL 42
The Cambridge Juvencus.
Cambridge, University Library, Ff. IV.42

Juvencus, Euangeliorum libri IV. Copied in Wales in the second half of the ninth century.
Full digitisation: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-FF-00004-00042/1
 
VL 43
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 563, foll. 122–77
Fragments from Matthew. Copied in Italy in the fifth century; palimpsested in the first half of the eighth century in North Italy.
 
VL 44
(λ)
Rosenthal fragment
Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Ms Typ 620

A fragment of Luke. Copied in Ireland in the second half of the eighth century.
Full digitisation: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:3429165
 
VL 45
(μ)
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 29270/1
A fragment of Matthew. Copied in the fifth century in Italy; palimpsested in the late eighth century in Salzburg.
Full digitisation: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/bsb00001703/image_11
 
VL 46
Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, 473 bis
Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in France in the first half of the ninth century. The Old Latin siglum refers to the text in the canon tables.
 
VL 47
St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, 60
John. Copied in Ireland around 800.
Full digitisation: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/0060/
VL 48
St Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, 51
Four Gospels (Matthew–Mark–Luke–John). Copied in Ireland at the end of the eighth century.
Full digitisation: http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/0051/
VL 49
Verona, Biblioteca Capitolare LI (49), fol. 19v
Lection from John.
 

List of manuscripts for the rest of the New Testament: www.vetuslatina.org/NT-MSS.