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Volume / Number: 6 / 779

CLA 779
  • Lyon France Bibliothèque Municipale 483 (413)
Script Half-Uncial
Date V–VI (480 - 520)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy and later was apparently at Verona as the marginal entries by Pacificus suggest. Belonged to the library of the ‘Comtes de Lyon’, i.e. the Canons of the Cathedral. The manuscript probably reached Lyon in the ninth century to judge by the constant occurrence of ˹ and ˺ symbols used by Florus Diaconus (†859/60) to mark passages for excerpting.

CLA Vol. 6
TM Number TM 66952
Support Parchment
Contents Origenes, Commentarii in Epistulam Paulum ad Romanos (1–5, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a graceful and expert half-uncial of an ancient type strongly recalling Verona 37 (35) (CLA 4.493) especially in the letters a, g, N, p, and z: f has the uncial form, g resembles a large S with a thin roof; the oblique of N is thin; o is often written within the bow of a preceding l; the shoulder of r bends down to the base-line; z has a prancing form and goes below the line (fol. 322v); ligatures occur: ge, re, li, ti. Marginalia in contemporary slanting half-uncial with uncial R (foll. 9, 258, 314v). A few notes in early Caroline seem to be in the hand of Pacificus of Verona. The Nota Tironiana 'usque hic' occurs often.


Index Tironianorum.

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