Cluj-Napoca, Biblioteca Academiei Române, Fragm. Cod. Lat. 9

General Information

Title Missale
Shelfmarks Fragm. Cod. Lat. 9
Material Parchment
Place of Origin Italy
Date of Origin 1301-1400
Script, Hands

One hand, Southern textualis.

General Remarks

The fragment has an irregular shape, and is very fragile. 

Original Condition

Page Height 370 – 385 mm
Page Width 260 – 270 mm
Height of Written Area 240 – 250 mm
Width of Written Area 160 mm
Number of Columns 2
Width of Columns 75 mm
Number of Lines 31 – 33
Line Height 7 – 8 mm
Ruling plummet ruling on the flesh side

Fragm. Cod. Lat. 9 and Fragm. Cod. Lat. 8 were cropped from the same bifolium (most likely the second bifolium of the quire).

The text must be read in this order (Fragm. Cod. Lat. 9 - top; Fragm. Cod. Lat. 8 - bottom):

hair side right (*2r); flesh side left (*2v); flesh side right (*7r); hair side left (*7v). NB: *2 and *7 refer to the fol. position inside the quire, not to the collation of the original MS.

Current Condition

Extent c. 1/3-2/5 cropped from the top of the bifolium
Dimensions 147 x 480 mm
More about the Current Condition

Restored at the National Unity Museum (Alba Iulia) in 2021.

NB: The fragment's shape is irregular: the maximum height x width are quoted.

Book Decoration and Musical Notation


Fine pen-flourished initials (red/blue, 2-3 lines). The peculiarity of the pen flourishing consists in the presence of blue elements in the red tendrils, and of red elements in the blue tendrils.


  • Content Item
    • Text Language Latin
    • Title Missale
    • Content Description

      Fragm. Cod. Lat. 9 and 8 stem from the top and bottom of a bifolium containing the following feasts: ?; S. Damasci (11 Dec.); S. Luciae (13 Dec.); S. Thomae Apostoli (21.12); S. Benedicti abbatis (21 Mar.); Annunciatio S. Mariae (25 Mar.); SS. Tyburcii, Valeriani et Maximini (14 Apr.); S. Georgii (23 Apr.).

      hair side, right (= f. *2r?)

      One would expect here In Conceptione Beatae Mariae Virginis. The few readable passages (e.g. Off. Michi...) seem to rule that out.

      flesh side, left (= f. *2v?)

      col. a: In sancti damasci martyris et confessoris. Oratio. Exaudi domine preces nostras... Secr. A[ccepta tibi sit...];

      col. b: [In S. Luciae virginis] V. Diffusa est gratia...; Off. Offerentur regi...; Secr. Accepta sint tibi domine...; Comm. Diffusa est gratia...; Postcomm. Saciasti domine familiam tuam...; In// [S. Thome apostoli?]

      flesh side, right (= f. *7r?)

      col. a: [In S. Benedicti abbatis] Secr. Sacris altaribus domine hostias...; Comm. Amen dico uobis...; Postcomm. Protegat nos domine...; Nota quod de fe[stis que uen]iunt post iiii. feriam [maioris e]bdom[ade]...

      col. b: [In annunciatione Sancte Marie Introitus] //suscipere uoluisti...; Epistola. Locutus est dominus ad Achaç. Responsio in feria iiiia iiiior temporum de aduentu. Gr. Diffusa est gratia...; v. Propter ueritatem...; Dictum graduale et tractus sequens non dicuntur si hoc festum celebratum est [pro pascha sed] dicuntur duo Alleluia; V. Aue// [Maria]...

      hair side, left (= f. *7v?)

      col. a: Secr. In mentibus nostris quesumus...; Comm. Ecce uirgo...; Postcomm. Gratiam tuam domine mentibus nostris...

      col. b: [ in SS. martyrum Tyburcii et Valeriani et Maximini] Secr. Hec hostia quesumus domine...; Comm. Gaudete iusti...; Postcomm. Sacro munere saciati...; Si predictum festum in xia celebratum sit officium de communi martyrum...

      NB: The texts continue on Fragm. Cod. Lat. 8 (the bottom of the original bifolium).

    • hair_side





The manuscript may have been maculated by the Jesuits of Cluj. On the hair side of Fragm. Cod. Lat. 10, which comes from the same MS, an early-modern hand (s. XVII-XVIII) wrote "Jesus Maria".

Host Volume


Fragm. Cod. Lat. 8-10 were detached from an unspecified volume at some point in the 19th or 20th century, and were kept in a box until the restoration programme began in 2020.