Scriptores Historiae Augustae

The codex contains three classical works of similar topic. Historia Augusta, a product of Late Antiquity on the lives of Roman emperors, is followed by the single preserved book of Cornelius Nepos (94–24 BC) De excellentibus ducibus. The author of the compilation is unknown. (Edina Zsupán)

Source: The Corvina Library and the Buda Worskhop: [National Széchényi Library, November 6, 2018 –February 9, 2019] A Guide to the Exhibition; introduction and summary tables: Edina Zsupán; object descriptions: Edina Zsupán, Ferenc Földesi; English translation: Ágnes Latorre, Budapest: NSZL, 2018, p. 144


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 7.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: University Library, Eötvös Loránd University
Author: Scriptores Historiae Augustae – Cornelius Nepos – Unknown author
Content: Scriptores Historiae Augustae – Cornelius Nepos: De excellentibus ducibus exterarum gentium – De viris illustribus incerti auctoris
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 187 fol.
Sheet size: 360 × 245 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Date of writing: 1460–1470
Place of illumination: Florence
Date of illumination: 1460–1470
Crest: King Matthias' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms; "second" heraldic painter, Buda, late 1480s
Possessor, provenience: King Matthias Hunyadi; Ottoman sultans; it was returned to Hungary as a present of Abdul Hamid, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1877.
Binding: 19th-century, wooden board, green Turkish leather binding. Originally bound in velvet, the title on the Buda-style fore-edge reads: DE VIRIS ILLUSTRIBUS
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored (NSZL, Ágnes Ádám, 1987)