The manuscript contains 419 folios. The text, written on purple dyed vellum in silver ink, is a version of the old Latin translation which seems to have been a source for the Gothic translation of Ulfilas. At the base of each page is an arcade very similar to that found in the Codex Argenteus.
It was named Brixianus after Brescia in Italy, where it is housed.
- Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; E. Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 2. London. p. 46.
- C.R. Gregory (1902). Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. II. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 603.