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Report No. a100

Collectio Aureavallensis


Alternative Names

Orval collection



Primitive collection belonging to the ‘French Group’ with the Collectiones Cantabrigiensis, Victorina prima, and Parisiensis prima. Besides the common stock of decretals from Alexander III’s pontificate, it also contains a decretal from Lucius III (1181–1185).



No. 1

Collectio Aureaevallensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Aureaevallensis.


Luxembourg, BN 30, fol. 101–117v, 119


Text(s) – Modern Editions

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Collectio Aureaevallensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by W. Holtzmann in ‘Beiträge’ (1927) 77–115.



C. Duggan, ‘Decretal Collections from Gratian’s Decretum to the Compilationes antiquae: The Making of the New Case Law’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 265–68.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 278.

W. Holtzmann, ‘Beiträge zu den Dekretalensammlungen des 12. Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 16 (1927) 77–115.