Beschreibung von Köln, Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek, Cod. 60

Bibliographische Beschreibung

i(paper) + 245 + i(paper).
305 mm x 195 mm
Persistenter Identifier
urn:nbn:de:hbz:kn28-3-9027 Persistent Identifier (URN)
Weitere Angaben
Köln, Dombibliothek Hs. 60
HMML Microfilm-No.: 43,592
Frühere Signatur
"99" (earlier shelf mark, f. 1r).

Zustand und Zusammensetzung

[1], i-vii8, viii8-1 (lacks original 4th [after 59]), ix-xii8, xiii8-1 (lacks original 4th [after 98]), xiv8, xv6, xvi-xxiii8, xxiv6, xxv-xxvii8, xxviii8+1 (one added at end, quire signature E on 8th), xxix6, xxx8, xxxi8+1 (one added at end), xxxii4-1 (lacks original 2nd), [1]. Quire signatures A-Z for i-xxiii, except signatures for ii and xiv erased (B and O missing), and signatures A-E for xxiv-xxviii (E on 8th leaf of xxviii).
Written space: 233 mm x 132 mm 26 lines ¶ Long lines. Dry-point ruling, double bounding lines; text above top line. Prickings between bounding lines in quires i and viii; 5-20 mm from bounding lines inside writing space in quires ii-iv and vii; in outer margin in quires v-vi, x-xiv, xx-xxviii (except last folio, f. 218), and xxxii; at inner bounding line in quire ix; at outer bounding line in quires xv-xix, f. 218, and xxix-xxxi. See also comment section below.

Schrift und Hände

littera carolina. Four hands for main textChanges of hand do not always correspond to changes in location of prickings (see above).

A: 1r-8v (quire i)

B: 8v-40v and 49r-217v (last page of quire i, quires ii-v and vii-xxviii)

C: 41r-48v (quire vi)

D: 218r-243r (end of xxviii-beginning of xxxii)

Additional texts by hands E: 243v-244r

and F: 244v-r (upsidedown).


  • 2- to 4-line pen-decorated initials (simple plait-work, outline, or plain filled), most rubricated;
  • tituli in uncials, rustic or square capitals, most rubricated;
  • incidental initials rubricated.


Greek in margins in dry point ff. 119r, 218r, 222r, 229r (see Bischoff, loc. cit. below).

Geschichte der Handschrift

This ms. was identified by B. Bischoff as being most probably written at Corbie, since in this ms. center of quires show the flesh side of the parchment and also the direct impression of the ruling (as communicated to the Dombibliothek in 1969 by T.A.M. Bishop, whom Bischoff informed of his opinion; on the codicology of Corbie mss. see T.A.M. Bishop, "The Script of Corbie: A Criterion", Litterae textuales: Varia Codicologica: Essays presented to G.I. Lieftinck, I (Amsterdam 1972), pp. 9-16). This ms. is included by D. Ganz, loc. cit., in list of "Manuscripts written at Corbie for export".


  • Vorderseite "Jaffé, codex 60./ continens fol. 244./ saec. IX./ S. Hieronymi epistolae / et opuscula." ( 19c title, very faded).
  • FEL R : Blank. V : narrow binding strip visible with 12c littera protogothica .
  • 1r-78v Autor: Jerome (c.342-420) Titel: Epistolae Rubrizierung: Incipit epistola pape damasi ad hieronimum prebyterum. Incipit: Dormientem te et longo iam tempore legentem potius quam Explicit: atque omni affectione uenerabiles patres. (Ed)
  • PL 22, Epistolae 35, 36, 19, 20, 18 (cap. 1-16), 21, 30, 101, 102 (cap. 1-2), 103, 111, 110 (cap. 3-10, [Inc] Cur itaque conor ), 105, 56, 67 ([Expl] de caritate praesumentis), 104, 112, 126, 131, 132, 134, 141, 142, 143.
  • (Omss) BHM I.A lists more than a thousand mss. of Jerome's letters, including this; also Köln, Dombibl. 8 , 35 , 45 , 59 , and 77 . 24 letters in this section, including letters of Augustine et al. to Jerome.
  • 80v-108v (3) Jerome. Titel: Epistolae , continued. (Ed)
  • PL 22, Epistolae 55 (in two parts: cap 1-4, and cap. 5 [Inc] Propositio fuit de eadem ), 83, 84, 69, 146, 124.
  • 108v-113r Autor: Pseudo-Jerome . Titel: Explanatio fidei ad Cyrillum (Jerome, Epistola supp. 17). Rubrizierung: Incipit de fide simboli apud niceam expositio. Incipit: Credimus in unum Deum Quod fides inuisibilium rerum est non uisibilium Explicit: non ambigua sunt sortiti. (Ed)
  • PL 30:176C-182C.
  • see also Clavis, nrs. 633, 1746.
  • (Omss) BHM III.A, nr. 317 , lists more than 100 mss., including this.
  • 113v-121r Autor: Jerome . Titel: Epistolae , continued. (Ed)
  • PL 22, Epistolae 145, 122, 47.
  • 121r-125r Autor: Origen (c.185-254) (Pseudo-Jerome). Titel: De tribus virtutibus (Homilia 5 in Hieremiam; Jerome, Epist. supp. 8). Rubrizierung: Incipit epistola hieronimi de tribus virutibus. Incipit: Tres qvodammodo virtvtes Dei assvmens propheta. fortitudinem sapientiam atque prudentiam Explicit: et uirtutem Dei Christum Iesum. cui est gloria et uirtus et imperium in secula seculorum. Amen. Explicit epistola sancti hieronimi de tribus uirtutibus. (Ed)
  • PG 13:335A-347A.
  • PL 25:625C-632A.
  • PL 30:116D-122A.
  • see also Stegmüller nr. 6205.
  • see also Clavis nr. 633.
  • (Omss) Köln, Dombibl. 28, ff. 224-262 (all of the sermons on Jeremiah); BHM III.A, nr. 308 , lists more than 100 mss., including this; cf. BHM II, nr. 212 .
  • 125r-136r Autor: Jerome . Titel: Epistolae , continued. (Ed)
  • PL 22, Epistolae 129, 71, 61, 109.
  • 136r-143r Autor: Jerome . Titel: Contra Vigilantium Rubrizierung: Incipit epistola sancti hieronimi adversus vigilantivm tertia. Incipit: Mvlta in orbe monstrorum [corr. ex monstra] genera sunt Explicit: Christi ministerio arbitrantur indignos. Explicit epistola hieronimi tertia aduersus uigilantium. (Ed)
  • PL 23:353A-368B.
  • (Omss) BHM II, nr. 253 , lists nearly 150 mss., including this.
  • 143v-225v Autor: Jerome . Titel: Epistolae , continued. (Ed)
  • PL 22, Epistolae 70, 74, 72, 4, 5, 68, 6, 8, 10, 7, 9, 12, 2, 119, 140 (cap. 16-21, [Inc] Frater karissime cypriane scito praenoscens quia si scribatur ), 48, 49, 97, 50, 45, 11, 130, 107, 64, 117 (cap. 1-4, [expl. mut.] procul habitans eorumque fruens), 133.
  • Epistola 117 incomplete (mut.) at end of quire xxviii (f. 218v; see collation above); Epistola 133 fills quire xxix.
  • 225v-227r Autor: Jerome . Titel: Dialogus adversus Pelagianos (Prologue only). Rubrizierung: Explicit (!) prologus eiusdem. Incipit: Scripta iam ad tesifontem epistola in qua ad interrogata respondi Explicit: ueram fidem meae Christus reliquerit uoluntati. Explicit. (Ed)
  • PL 23:517A-520C.
  • see also Clavis nr. 615.
  • (Omss) BHM II, nr. 257 , lists 81 mss. of the Dialogus contra Pelagianos, not including this. This text omitted from list in Jaffé-Wattenbach, p. 20.
  • 227r-232v (11) Anonymous (Nicetas Remesianus?; Pseudo-Jerome, Pseudo-Ambrose). Titel: De lapsu Titel: Susannae (Jerome, Epistola supp. 20), cap. 1-9 (ed. Gamber, cap. 1-42). Rubrizierung: Incipit de lapsu uirginum beati hieronimi ad susannam. Incipit: Quid taces anima, quid cogitationibus aestuas Explicit: (Expl. cap. 8, f. 232) expectare remedium. Explicit de puella. Rubrizierung: Incipit de puero. (Inc. cap. 9) De te autem quid dicam fili serpentis Explicit: apostoli sententiam: Quia omnes siue bonum siue malum (2Cor. 5:10). Explicit de puero. (Ed)
  • I. Cazzaniga, Incerti auctoris "de lapsu Susannae" (Torino, 1948),
  • and La tradizione manoscritta del "De lapsu Susannae" (Torino 1950), with critical apparatus.
  • K. Gamber, Niceta von Remesiana (Regensburg 1969), pp. 25-35.
  • PL 16:367-380.
  • see also Clavis nrs. 633, 651.
  • (Omss) Köln, Dombibl. 59 ; BHM III.A, nr. 320 , lists about 100 mss., including this; see also Cazzaniga, La tradizione manoscritta Cap. 9 as separate text; cap. 10 lacking.
  • 232v-243r Autor: Jerome . Titel: Epistolae (last section). Explicit: comes fuerit et totum canticum canticorum. Explicit [and added pen trials, smudged]. (Ed)
  • PL 22, Epistolae 31 and 65.
  • 243v-244v (13) Titel: Fragment of monastic customary . Incipit: Post completorium summum silencium [words erased]. Post matutinas laudes silencium custodimus Explicit: quae abbas iusserit puta quoque iam (?) benedicitur. Rules for monastic observation of silence, etc.; for opening words, cf. Regula S. Benedicti, cap. 42. Ink badly worn off, much illegible; some words rewritten.
  • 244v-r (14) Titel: Copy of document (upside down): record of exchange of property. Rubrizierung: Carta cambie contra Folcbertum in uuiduberge. Incipit: Notum fieri cupio omnibus tam presentibus quam futuris [-tu- suprascript] qualiter ego liudgerus presbyter peccator Explicit: anno XXXI gloriosi atque religiosi secundi regis carli XVI KL. martis Signum folcberhti qui hanc cartam fieri rogauit et propria manu firmauit (and 11 more witnesses, in hand of scribe). (Ed)
  • T.J. Lacomblet, Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins I (Dusseldorf 1840; repr. Aalen 1966), pp. 8-9, nr. 13.
  • Dated 14 February, 799; records Liudger's exchange of a homestead (Alfgodinc) which had been purchased from Theganbald, for an assart (Widuberg) from Folcbert; text upsidedown in relation to rest of ms., inc. verso, expl. recto (added).
  • REL-RPD Blank; RELr : binding strip visible, from same ms. as at FELv , here upsidedown.


  • Hartzheim, p. 31.
  • Jaffé-Wattenbach, p. 20.
  • B. Bischoff, "Über Einritzungen in Handschriften des frühen Mittelalters," Studien 1, pp. 88-92, this ms. on p. 91 note 19.
  • D. Ganz, Corbie in the Carolingian Renaissance (Sigmaringen 1990), p. 158.


  • The Medieval Manuscripts of the Cologne Cathedral Library. Volume I, MSS. 1-100. By Diane Warne Anderson and Jonathan Black, edited by Diane Warne Anderson. [Digitaler Volltext]
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