Minuscule 171

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Minuscule 171 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 407 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 14th century.[1]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 254 thick parchment leaves (size 14.4 cm by 10.9 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 20 lines per page (size of column 8.5 by 6.5 cm).[1] Written in black ink, capital letters in red.[2] Ornamented with silver.

It contains prolegomena, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 236 - 16:12), Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, αναγνωσεις, and subscriptions.[2][3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]


The manuscript was once in the property of Achilles Statius, as also was minuscule 169.[3] It was examined by Bianchini, Birch, and Scholz.[2]

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Vallicelliana (C. 73.2), at Rome.[1]

See also


  • 1. K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 57.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 162.
  • 3. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 215.
  • 4.Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.

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