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CLA 12
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 3226
Script Rustic Capital
Date IV med–V med (351 - 450)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in Italy. Belonged to Giantonio de’ Pandoni (Porcellio) saec. XV med. Acquired in 1457 by Bernardo Bembo; later became the property of Fulvio Orsini. All these names are on it. It came into the Vatican in 1600.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66109
Support Parchment
Contents Terentius, Fabulae.
Name Codex Bembinus. (A)
Script Commentary

Written in small Rustic capital, careful but not very expert. Each page begins with a larger letter. F descends below the line; G has the uncial form; H resembles minuscule n with a small horn to the right, as in the Lucan palimpsest in Vatic. Palat. Lat. 24 (see CLA 1.70), to which this MS has other similarities. Ancient marginalia in very expert fluent quarter-uncial with numerous ligatures; i-longa is used in mid-word regardless of sound, especially after t; u is cup-shaped. A corrector, who signs his name ‘Ioviales’ in cursive on several pages, added punctuation and supplied omissions.


☛CLA date (IV–V) changed to follow: A. Pratesi, Studi G. Batelli, Rome 1979, pp. 71–84. ☛Mabillon, De re diplomatica (1709), p. 352 and pl. VI. 3. ☛Elaine Coury, ‘A Paleographic Examination of the Phormio of Terence in the Codex Bembinus’

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