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Ms. Codex 71 Iuramentum capitulare, advocatorum per offitia rivoalti


Iuramentum capitulare, advocatorum per offitia rivoalti


Call number

Ms. Codex 71
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

Alternate identifiers


University of Pennsylvania


Some items in Latin, some in Italian


Written in Venice, 1526 or later; latest date given in the text is 18 July 1526 (f. 14v), but this is probably the date of the authorship of this section rather than the date of the copy.
after 1526


Collection of oaths, duties, obligations, details of fees, periods of service, etc., of the four Advocati Rivoalti. The regulations are arranged chronologically, so as to give a historical picture of the development of the office.



15 leaves : 205 x 142 (142 x 92) mm. bound to 212 x 153 mm


Parchment, ii (contemporary paper) + 15 + ii (contemporary paper); [i]¹, 1-3², 4²(-1), [i]¹; [1-15]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.




Limp vellum, with title in red on front. Medallion on front cover decorated with lion of St. Mark, in blue and red. The cover also contains a small leaf design in green and gold, and an inscription in red giving the title. Venice, ca. 1526 or later; inscription on cover written in same hand as the text.


Illuminated inital "I" on blue background with white highlights (f. 1r); illuminated border with green vines gold leaves, with four coats of arms in lower margin (f. 1r); these might be the coats of arms of the four holders of the office at the date of the writing of the manuscript, though none appears to be the coat of arms of the Zeni or Contarini families. Red is used throughout the text for section headings and initials; blue is used throughout for initials. There are several small colored flourishes and leaf designs in the margins throughout.


  • Written in a calligraphic humanistic book script by a single hand.
  • Colophon

    Colophon (f. 15r): Marco Zeni provedador de [comuni?] [suprascripsi?]. Francesco Contarini provedador de [comuni?] [suprascripsi?].


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