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CLA 11
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 3225
Script Rustic Capital
Date IV (301 - 400)
Origin and Provenance

Origin presumably Italy. The connexion with Cassiodorus is a mere guess; the arguments for Spain seem unconvincing. Marginalia of different periods. Belonged to Pontanus (1426–1503), later to Bembo and to Fulvio Orsini (†1600), after whose death it came into the Papal Library in 1602.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 65873
Support Parchment
Contents Vergilius, Georgica (3–4), Aeneis (1–11).
Name Vergilius Vaticanus. (F)
Script Commentary

Script is an old type of Rustic capital with M and N broad; H has the simple capital form; F and L rise slightly above the line; G has two forms. Each page begins with a slightly larger letter.


Mabillon, De re diplomatica (1709), p. 352 and pl. VI. 1. ☛Steffens, Paléographie Pl. 10.

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