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Volume / Number: 8 / 1069

CLA 1069
  • Berlin Germany Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz MS Theol. Lat. fol. 485
  • Quedlinburg Germany Stiftskirche without number
Script Uncial
Date IV–V (380 - 420)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy, certainly in one of the great centres of early Christian calligraphy and art, possibly the centre which produced the Vatican Vergil (CLA 1.2), according to C. Nordenfalk. The fragments were used for binding purposes in 1618 by Asmus Reitel of Quedlinburg. Two leaves were discovered in the Magdeburg Staatsarchiv in 1865, two others at Quedlinburg in 1869, one in the Quedlinburg Stiftsarchiv around 1887, and finally the two scraps in 1931.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67208
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina, 1 Sm 9, 15, 2 Sm 2–3, 3 Rg 5–6).
Script Commentary

Script is a large, bold, and regular uncial of the oldest type: the bow of A is pointed and ends in a fine hair-line; the hasta of E is very high and the eye is open; the tail of 𐌾 is short; the first stroke of M is slightly curved; the bows of P and q are rather small.

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