Legal document


Alexandria, Patriarchal Library, Cod. 25 (olim 332)

Athina Almpani, MIET 2018

General Information

Title: Legal document

Former Shelfmarks: Cod. 25 (olim 332)

Material: Parchment

Date of Origin: 1491

General Remarks:

It was always meant to be in a small size

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): at least 310 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): at least 240 mm

Number of Lines: at least 25

Number of Columns: 1

Current Condition

Dimensions: 310 x 240 mm

More about the Current Condition:

  • The document seems to be cropped according to the dimensions of the leaves of the host volume
  • It is attached (probably glued) vertically to the front cover of the host volume

Book Decoration


Decorative element (interlace) at the end of the text


  • Content Item
    • Text Language: Greek
    • Title: A legal document
    • Content Description:

      Inc. : Γενήσε(ωσ) χιλιοστό τριακοσιὀστό ἐνενηκοστό πρότον κϋριἔβοντ(οσ) κομονίου τῆς βενετΐασ

      Des. : [ἔτους] κόσμου στωψθ΄

      [=6899 ἀπὸ Κοσμογονίας

      =1491 ἀπὸ Χρ.]

    • PLA_25_The_legal_document
    • Remarks:

      Misspellings throughout the text

Host Volume

Title: John Chrysostom, Homiliae in Matthaeum [Homiliae in Matthaevm: Homiliae XLVI - XC (ΜΣΤ΄- Ϟ΄), S. Joannis Chrysostomi]

Shelfmark: Cod. 25 (olim 332)


The MS is written on parchment and is bound in leather


  • T. Moschonas, Πατριαρχεῖον Ἀλεξανδρείας. Κατάλογοι τῆς πατριαρχικῆς βιβλιοθήκης. Τόμος Α'. Χειρόγραφα, Alexandria, 1945, p. 38-39