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CLA 99
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Palatinus Lat. 1631 (codex P)
Script Rustic Capital
Date IV–V (380 - 420)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Italy. At Lorsch from the ninth century until the middle of the sixteenth. Seen there by Sebastian Münster (1489–1552); probably to be identified with a MS in the oldest Lorsch catalogue.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 65875
Support Parchment
Contents Vergilius, Bucolica, Georgica, Aeneis (fragm.).
Name Vergilius Palatinus. (P)
Script Commentary

Script very expert, recalling the Vergilius Romanus (CLA 1.19): uncial G occurs, and twice a kind of uncial E; B and F rise above other letters. Some pages begin with a large letter. Later marginalia and insertions in minuscule saec. IX, some (e.g. ‘ignes’ on fol. 194) suggesting a centre under Insular influence, no doubt Lorsch.


☛M. McCormick, Five hundred unknown glosses from the Palatine Virgil, Studi e Testi 343, Rome 1992. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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