Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Vat. lat. 5755

  • Latin
  • s. x–xi
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish, Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • parchment
Manuscript containing a copy of Augustine’s De trinitate and preserving a number of palimpsests, including a computus fragment with Latin and Irish glosses.
Vat. lat. 5755
religious literature
Work in progress
Provenance and related aspects
s. x–xi
10th-11th century.
Origin, provenance
Provenance: Bobbio
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Provenance: Bobbio.

Hands, scribes
Codicological information
31 cm × 24 cm
Distinct units
pp. 3-6

ff. 2-3. Computus fragment (incl. the Calculus).

pp. 7-94
Vatican City, Biblioteca …  007-094, 132-147

Epistle to the Thessalonians (palimpsest)

pp. 95-131
Vatican City, Biblioteca …  095-131, 148-291, 308-323
pp. 132-147
Vatican City, Biblioteca …  007-094, 132-147

Epistle to the Thessalonians (palimpsest).

pp. 148-291
Vatican City, Biblioteca …  095-131, 148-291, 308-323
pp. 292-307
Vatican City, Biblioteca …  292-307
pp. 308-323
Vatican City, Biblioteca …  095-131, 148-291, 308-323
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Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana: digitized manuscripts, Online: Vatican Library. URL: <>.
“Two consecutive images for each palimpsest page, one in natural light and one in UV light”. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Carley, James P., and Ann Dooley, “An early Irish fragment of Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae”, in: Lesley Abrams, and James P. Carley (eds), The archaeology and history of Glastonbury Abbey: essays in honour of the ninetieth birthday of C. A. Ralegh Radford, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1991. 135–161.
Lowe, E. A., Codices Latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part 12: Supplement, Codices Latini Antiquiores, 12, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.
1734 (on the computus fragment of pp. 3–6)
Lowe, E. A., Codices Latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part 1: The Vatican City, Codices Latini Antiquiores, 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1934.
32; 33
Dold, Alban, Zwei Bobbienser Palimpseste mit frühestem Vulgatatext aus Cod. Vat. Lat. 5763 und Cod. Carolin. Guelferbytanus: Anhang: Geschabte Paulustexte der 1. Hälfte des 7. Jahrhunderts mit einer gleichzeitigen unbekannten Liste paulinischer Leseabschnitte in einer Bobbienser Handschrift (Cod. Vat. Lat. 5755), Texte und Arbeiten, 19-20, Beuron: Kunstschule der Erzabtei Beuron, 1931.
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