Codex Bonifatianus II

Codex Bonifatianus II

Germany — Ca. 720–737

Codex Bonifatianus II

Bonif. 2 Dom St. Salvator zu Fulda (Fulda, Germany)
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Codex Bonifatianus II

Codex Bonifatianus II is an early religious codex that, according to tradition, was used by Saint Boniface at the time of his martyrdom to ward off the swords or axes of the Frisians who killed him on June 5th, 754 near Dokkum, Friesland. The “saint’s shield” bears deep cuts to the original binding and pages. It is thus considered to be a contact relic – a physical object that has gained the status of a relic due to its contact with the body of a holy figure. It is also known as the Ragyndrudis Codex because an inscription on folio 2v states "in honor of our Lord Jesus Christ, I Ragyndrudis arranged this book". The manuscript is not a Gospel Book but instead represents a collection of texts on exegesis, apologia, and dogma. It is counted among a group of three manuscripts believed to have been in the personal possession of Saint Boniface, all of which are housed in Fulda, Germany today.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Ragyndrudis-Codex des Hl. Bonifatius
Ragyndrudis Codex
Size / Format
286 pages / 28.5 × 19.0 cm
Origin
Germany
Date
Ca. 720–737
Language
Script
Luxeuil Minuscule

Available facsimile editions:
Facsimile Editions

#1 Der Ragyndrudis-Codex des Hl. Bonifatius

Limited Edition: 500 copies
Commentary: 1 volume by Lutz E. Padberg and Hans-Walter Stork
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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