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#Provenance help! Does anyone recognise these arms on a 16th c. binding on a 1576 Corpus Juris Civilis from Paris.

Roman law is the legal system of ancient Rome, and the legal developments comprising more than a thousand years of jurisprudence from the Twelve Tables (c. 439 BC) to the Corpus Juris Civilis (AD 529) ordered by the emperor Justinian I. The historical importance of Roman law is reflected by the continued use of Latin legal terminology in legal systems influenced by it.


1250-1300 French Medieval (Gothic). A leaf from the Codex Justinianus, containing the Corpus Juris Civilis, a collection of civil laws. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

legatura in pelle di scrofa (primi anni del XVII secolo - Corpus juris civilis ediz. 1604) -