Manuscripts of the Old Latin New Testament

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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 manuscripts of the latter part of the New Testament (VL 50–96), 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. The content is summarised as follows: e (Gospels/Evangelia), p (Pauline Epistles), a (Acts), c (Catholic Epistles), r (Revelation/Apocalypse). This site also hosts a list of gospel manuscripts, and a concordance of sigla for Old Latin manuscripts in different editions.

. It should be noted that Old Latin forms of certain biblical books are also found in manuscripts in other sections of the Vetus Latina Register, e.g. VL 109 and VL 135.

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VL 50
(e)
Codex Laudianus, Laudian Acts
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud gr. 35

Acts of the Apostles. Copied in Sardinia or Rome in the sixth or seventh century.
Full digitisation: http://viewer.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/icv/page.php?book=ms._laud_gr._35
 
VL 51
(gig)
Codex Gigas or Gigas librorum
Stockholm, Kungliga Biblioteket, A. 148

Bible and other texts (New Testament eacrp, including Laodiceans). Copied in Bohemia (probably Podlažice) between 1204 and 1227.
Full digitisation: http://www.kb.se/codex-gigas/
VL 52
(g2)
Fragmenta Mediolanensia.
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, B. 168 sup.

Two martyr narratives from the Acts of the Apostles. Copied in North Italy in the second half of the eighth century.
 
VL 53
Codex Bobiensis, Codex Vindobonensis
Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale, lat. 2

Fragments of Acts and the Catholic Epistles. Copied in Italy in the sixth century; palimpsested in Bobbio in the eighth century.
VL 54
(p)
Codex Perpinianensis
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 321

New Testament (eapcr). Copied in Roussillon in the second half of the twelfth century.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8442902q/
 
VL 55
The Fleury Palimpsest
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 6400 G, foll. 113–30

Portions of Acts, Catholic Epistles and Revelation. Copied in the fifth century, probably in Italy. Palimpsested in the seventh or eighth century in France.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105154335
 
VL 56
(t)
Comes Silensis
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, nouv. acq. latin 2171

Lectionary (Liber comicus). Copied in Silos in the middle of the eleventh century.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8457362r
 
VL 57
Sélestat, Bibliothèque Humaniste, 1A
Lectionary containing readings from the Old Testament and Acts of the Apostles. Copied in the eighth century, probably in North Italy.
Full digitisation: http://bhnumerique.ville-selestat.fr/bhnum/player/index.html?id=MS01A&v=161&p=1
 
VL 58
(w)
Codex Wernigerodensis
Orlando (Florida), The Scriptorium, VK 799

New Testament (epacr) including Laodiceans. Copied in Bohemia (possibly Tepl) in the second half of the fourteenth century.
 
VL 59
(dem)
Codex Demidovianus
Lost since the 18th century.

Bible. Copied in Burgundy in the second half of the thirteenth century.
 
VL 60
Sarriá (Barcelona), Colegio Máximo S.J., s. n.
Lectionary with Acts and Epistles. Copied in Catalonia in the thirteenth century, but destroyed in the Spanish Civil War.
 
VL 61
(ar, D)
Liber Ardmachanus; Book of Armagh
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 52

New Testament (epcra including Laodiceans) and hagiographical material. Copied in Ireland, probably Armagh, in 807/8.
Partial digitisation: http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/#folder_id=26&pidtopage=MS52_01&entry_point=1
 
VL 62
Biblia de Rosas, Bible de Roda
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 6, 1–4

Latin Bible (eacpr including Laodiceans). Copied in Santa Maria de Ripoll in the middle of the eleventh century.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b90669191
 
VL 63
Ann Arbor MI, University of Michigan, Ms. 146
Acts of the Apostles. Copied in England in the first half of the twelfth century.
 
VL 64
Fragmenta Frisingensia; Freising Fragments
i) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6436
ii) München, Universitätsbibliothek, 4o 928 frg. 1-2 (=München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6436/20)
iii) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6436 (from Clm 28135)
iv) Göttweig, Stiftsbibliothek, s. n.
v) Göttweig, Stiftsbibliothek, s. n. (a)
vi) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6436/11
vii) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6230
viii) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6436/21 (from Clm 6220 and Clm 6277)
ix) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6436/16
Fragments of the Pauline and Catholic Epistles. These fragments have two origins. i–iv) are 28 folios from a manuscript of the Pauline Epistles copied in the second half of the sixth century, probably in Africa.
v–ix) are 5 folios comprising replacement leaves for Paul and parts of the Catholic Epistles, copied in the first half of the seventh century, probably in Spain.

One image: Wikipedia
 
VL 65
(Z)
Codex Harleianus
London, British Library, Harley 1772

Pauline Epistles, Catholic Epistles and Revelation Copied in northern France, probably Reims or Cambrai, in the second half of the ninth century.
Images: http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8617
 
VL 66
Corbey St James
St Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Q.v.I.39

Epistle of James and other texts. Copied in Corbie around 830. Caroline minuscule script.
 
VL 67
(l, Λ)
Palimpsestus Legionensis
León, Archivo Catedralicio, 15

Remains of a Latin Bible (epcar). Copied in the seventh century, possibly in Toledo. Palimpsested in the tenth century with Rufinus’ translation of Eusebius’ Historia ecclesiastica.
 
VL 68
Comes Toletanus
Toledo, Catedral, Biblioteca del Cabildo, 35-8

Lectionary (Liber comicus). Copied in Toledo in the ninth century or later.
 
VL 69
Comes Legionensis
León, Archivo Catedralicio, 2

Lectionary (Liber comicus). Copied between 1065 and 1071, possibly in León.
 
VL 70
Comes Aemilianus
Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia, Aemil. 22

Lectionary (Liber comicus). Copied in San Millán de la Cogolla in 1073.
Full digitisation: http://bibliotecadigital.rah.es/dgbrah/i18n/consulta/registro.cmd?id=67
 
VL 71
Comes Carcassonensis
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 2269, foll. 17–48

Lectionary (Liber comicus). Copied in Septimania around 800.
 
VL 72
Toledo, Catedral, Biblioteca del Cabildo, 35-4
Lectionary (Liber misticus). Copied in Toledo around 1200 (although some sources give a ninth century date).
 
VL 73
London, British Library, MS Add. 30846
Lectionary (Liber misticus). Copied in the tenth or eleventh century, possibly in Silos.
 
VL 74
Sinai, St. Catherine’s Monastery, Arab. 455, foll. 1 and 4
Readings from Acts and Revelation. Copied in the tenth century, either in the Near East or North Africa.
 
VL 75
(d)
Codex Claromontanus
i) Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, grec 107
ii) Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, grec 107A
iii) Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, grec 107B

Pauline Epistles. Copied around the middle of the fifth century, probably in southern Italy.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84683111 and http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10515443k
 
VL 76
(e)
Codex Sangermanensis
St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, F.v. XX

Pauline Epistles. Copied in the ninth century, possibly in France, from VL 75.
Full digitisation: http://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/manuscript-workspace/?docID=20319
 
VL 77
(g)
Codex Boernerianus
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek, A. 145b

Pauline Epistles (without Hebrews). Copied in St Gall in 860/70. Suffered water damage in 1945.
Full digitisation: http://digital.slub-dresden.de/id274591448
 
VL 78
(f)
Codex Augiensis
Cambridge, Trinity College, B.17.1

Pauline Epistles. Copied in Reichenau in the last third of the ninth century.
Full digitisation: http://www.stgallplan.org/stgallmss/viewItem.do?ark=p21198-zz0027scpz
Also available at holding institution website: http://trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk/james/viewpage.php?index=299
 
VL 79
(gue)
Codex Carolinus
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog-August-Bibliothek, Weißenburg 64, foll. 255–6, 277, 280

Portions of Romans. Copied in North Italy at the beginning of the sixth century; palimpsested in North Italy in the eighth century.
Full digitisation: http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/64-weiss
 
VL 80
Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek, Heid. HS 1334
A fragment of Romans. Copied in the seventh century, probably in Italy.
 
VL 81
(v)
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, latin 653, foll. 289v–292v.
A fragment of Hebrews in a copy of Pelagius. Copied around 800, possibly in Monza.
Full digitisation: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8492141f
 
VL 82
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 29270/6 (formerly Clm 29055a)
A fragment of Hebrews. Copied at the beginning of the ninth century, probably in Germany.
Full digitisation: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001708/images/
 
VL 83
Codex Waldeccensis
i) Mengeringhausen (Waldeck), Stiftsarchiv, s.n.
ii) Marburg, Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Best. 147

Fragments of the Pauline Epistles. Copied in the second half of the tenth century possibly in Corvey or Fulda. Both fragments are currently lost
Full digitisation: http://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/manuscript-workspace/?docID=20320
 
VL 84
(R)
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Regin. lat. 9, foll. 2–3
A list of lections quoting Pauline verses. Copied in North Italy around 750.
 
VL 85
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, P.S.I. 13.1306
A fragment of Ephesians. Copied in the fourth or fifth century, probably in Egypt.
Full digitisation: http://www.psi-online.it/documents/psi;13;1306
 
VL 86
Monza, Biblioteca Capitolare, i-2/9
Fragments of the Pauline Epistles. Copied in North Italy (Monza or around Milan) in the middle of the ninth century.
 
VL 87
Sélestat, Bibliothèque Humaniste, 1B
Fragments from a Pauline lectionary. Copied in the second half of the eighth century, probably in Italy.
Full digitisation: http://bhnumerique.ville-selestat.fr/bhnum/player/index.html?id=MS01B&v=21&p=1
 
VL 88
Basle, Universitätsbibliothek, B.I.6
Part of a Latin Bible with Prophets and New Testament (parc). Copied in western Germany in the ninth or tenth century. The text throughout is Vulgate apart from folio 21 (2 Corinthians 7:3–10:18).
 
VL 89
Budapest, National Széchényi Library, Cod. Lat. 1
Anonymous commentary on Paul (AN Paul). Copied in Saint-Amand around 800.
 
VL 90
This siglum has not been assigned.
 
VL 91
(VL 133)
Codex Gothicus Legionensis or Codex Biblicus Legionensis
León, Bibliotheca de la Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, 2

Bible with Old and New Testament (epcar, including Laodiceans). The number VL 91 refers to the marginal glosses, while VL 133 is assigned to the Old Latin forms of certain Old Testament books. Copied by the priest Sancho in 960, probably in León or Valeránica.
One image: http://www.omifacsimiles.com/brochures/bib_leon.html
 
VL 92
León, Bibliotheca de la Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, 1.3
Three-volume Bible with Old and New Testament (epcar). Copied in León in 1162. This is a copy of VL 91 with some corrections towards the Vulgate.
 
VL 93
Vatican City, Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 4859
A collation of certain books and marginal glosses in VL 91 made in a printed Vulgate of 1522 by Bishop Francisco Trujillo in preparation for the Sixtine Vulgate. It appears not to contain any New Testament material and is not cited in the Vetus Latina edition.
 
VL 94
El Escorial, Bibliotheca de San Lorenzo, 54.V.35
A collation of biblical glosses in a printed Vulgate of 1478, apparently made in 1561 from two manuscripts now lost: an eighth-century Gospel book from Oviedo Cathedral and the tenth-century Valvanera Bible.
 
VL 95
Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia, 2–3
Two volume Bible, with the Old and New Testaments (eapcr). Copied in San Millán de la Cogolla in the twelfth century.
Full digitisation: http://bibliotecadigital.rah.es/dgbrah/es/catalogo_imagenes/grupo.cmd?path=1000088
 
VL 96
Calahorra, Archivo Catedralicio, 2
Part of a two volume Bible. Copied in Calahorra in 1183. Only the first volume, containing part of the Old Testament, is preserved.
 
Addendum
Graz, Universitätsbibliothek, 1703-53
Fragments of a lectionary with an Old Latin lection in Acts. Copied in the twelfth century.
Full digitisation: http://sosa2.uni-graz.at/sosa/katalog/katalogisate/1703/1703-0053.html