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Volume / Number: 8 / 1031

CLA 1031
  • Bamberg Germany Staatliche Bibliothek Patr. 87 (B.IV.21)
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI (541 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in South Italy, in the same school as Vatic. Lat. 3375 (CLA 1.16). Used by an Anglo-Saxon in the later eighth century. The manuscript was most likely in Rome in the ninth century, to judge by the entry in curial script. Apparently still in Italy in the tenth century. Reached the Bamberg cathedral library probably during the reign of the Emperor Henry II (1002–1024).

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67178
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus-Gennadius, De Viris Illustribus; Augustinus, De Liber de Haeresibus, De Cura Pro Mortuis Gerenda, Encheiridion; Hieronymus, Epistulae (221–24).
Script Commentary

Script is well formed half-uncial by an expert scribe: the tail of is unusually round and full; the shoulder of r sweeps down very low; u near line-end is often a bold suprascript flourish; the two limbs of y fork at the base-line; various ligatures, including NE. Greek titles or words occurring in the text are in normal or sloping uncial. Small sloping uncial with a characteristic uncial form of 𐌾 is used for corrections and marginal summaries, which are often entered in the form of a triangle (foll. 81 ff.). An entry in Anglo-Saxon minuscule saec. VIII² on fol. 105v, a note in the script of the papal curia saec. IX on fol. 79v. Other entries in tenth-century Italian minuscule in grey ink on foll. 1v, 2rv.


☛Glossed by the priest Donatus (M. Palma, Scrittura e Civiltà 24 (2000), pp. 5–16).

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