50 leaves : paper ; 325 x 225 (250x110) mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 02-78) and positive (Robbins MS 95)
Text is incomplete; an examination of the index of witnesses appearing on fol. 1r shows that the original manuscript was comprised of at least 93 folios containing depositions of twenty six witnesses. Marginal notes and digits in several different hands, all possibly contemporary with the writing of the manuscript. The examination took place in Mantua in 1482 (fol. 1r-v) but the scribe, the notary Franciscus Curionus, was a citizen of Ferrara, and so were several other lawyers and notaries who were present at the examination and enumerated in the text proper. Fols. i-ii were added after the text was completed and are of a different type of paper; they have suffered worse damage (including water damage) than the rest of the preserved manuscript and are now kept in plastic slips.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Collation: Single quire of 25 nested bifolia sewn together with string. Layout: Written in 30 long lines. Script: Written in a gothic, semitextualis script by one hand. Binding: Unbound; stored in manuscript box. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 95.
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 1r: Index of witnesses 1r-50v: "[text] Jesus. Testes producti et examinati pro parte nobilis mulieris domine Beline uxoris quondam comendibilis viri Danielis de Fontana ... et mortis ex quibus dictus testis a dicto tempore et citra veram cognitionem et notitum habuit per frequentissimam conuersationem."
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