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Volume / Number: 6 / **342

CLA **342
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana G. 58 Sup. (foll. 3–4, front fly-leaves)
  • Nancy France Bibliothèque Municipale 317 (356) (foll. A, B)
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale A.II.2**
Script Uncial
Date VII (601 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy, doubtless in the North. Provenance Bobbio: the fifteenth-century ex-libris 'Liber sancti Columbani de Bobio' stands on fol. 1v of the main manuscript. Bought for the library of Nancy by Beaupré (†1879), a member of the library committee.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66442
Support Parchment
Contents Cassiodorus, Orationes (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a large rather gauche uncial in which letters are poorly joined and do not stand on the ruled line: the bow of A is roundish; the upper loop of B is small and triangular; the tail of G sweeps down to the left; the middle stroke of N is thin and joins the second upright well above the base-line. For other details see CLA 3.**342.


Three folios survive: one at Nancy and two, a bifolium, at Milan (7 folios, fly-leaves in Turin manuscripts, perished in 1904; the front and back fly-leaves of Milan I. 6 sup., treated in CLA 3.349, may belong here too); the Nancy leaf is folded in two and forms the front fly-leaves numbered A, B in a manuscript of 95 folios containing Latin grammarians in minuscule saec. IX (the back fly-leaves numbered C, D are fragments of a Computus in Irish minuscule saec. IX); cut down to 220 × 170 mm. ⟨177×ca. 153 mm.⟩ in 21 long lines.

Last modified 27 June 2017