Ms. Roman law, written and illuminated in Bologna, Italy, ca. 1280-1290.
Includes the glossa ordinaria of Accursius, which is also written in 2 columns.
Incomplete; text ends on fol. 283v at Book IX, title 20.6 (out of a possible 51 titles).
Decoration: miniatures to all books unexecuted; 11 zoomorphic and anthropomorphic initials; inhabited penwork decoration.
M.447 is among the 25 manuscripts described by Louis Arrigoni in his Notice historique et bibliographique sur vingt-cinq manuscrits...ayant fait parti de la Bibliothq̈ue de Francois Petrarque, Milan, 1883, including M.446 and M.940; this provenance has been discarded as false by scholars,since the supposed evidence, Petrarch's engraved coat of arms on the flyleaves, was only added to the manuscripts in the 17th century.