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Volume / Number: 3 / **5b

CLA **5b
  • Florence Italy Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Ashburnham 60 [16]
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 491 (foll. 34–51)
Script Irish Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some centre with Insular connections, probably in Italy. The MS suffered dismemberment apparently in the ninth century, to judge by the uncial title at the top of fol. 1. Was in the library of Count D. Boutourlin, sold in 1831; his bookplate is on the paper fly-leaf. Later in the possession of the notorious Guglielmo Libri; came with the Libri collection to Lord Ashburnham, and passed with the Ashburnham-Libri MSS to Florence in 1884.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 220389
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Contents Ps- Augustinus, Hypomnesticon; Ambrosiaster, Commentarii in Epistulas Pauli.
Script Commentary

Script is an uncalligraphic and debased Irish minuscule. The page and a half left blank at the end of the codex were filled by a prayer to the Trinity in rather rough Caroline minuscule saec. X–XI. The MS was copied from a defective archetype: at the bottom of fol. 38 the scribe entered the note ‘Hic minus habetur de fine epistolae ad ephesios’, etc.; fol. 38v is left blank.

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