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Volume / Number: 8 / 1196

CLA 1196
  • Fulda Germany Landesbibliothek Bonifatianus 1
Script Uncial
Date VI med (546 - 547)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in South Italy and perhaps in Capua itself for Victor, bishop of Capua between 541 and 554. One of the subscriptions that places and dates our manuscript, a milestone in palaeography, reads on fol. 433: ‘†UICTOR FAMULUS XPI ET EIUS GRATIA EPISC CAPUAE LEGI ·UI NON· MAI· D· IND· NONA QUINQ· PC BASILII ŪC CŌ’.

CLA Vol. 8
TM Number TM 67337
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum (Tatianus, Diatessaron).
Name Victor Codex. Codex Fuldensis.
Script Commentary

Script is an excellent Italian uncial: the bow of A is small and oval-shaped; S is often distinctly top-heavy and at line-ends elongated and sloping; Y resembles V with a vertical hair-line below the line. The source-marks in the Epistulae ad Rom. et 1 ad Corinth, are in Rustic capital or sloping uncial. Lection notes in sloping uncial. Corrections in contemporary small sloping uncial with R almost half-uncial; some corrections in Insular uncial saec. VIII (fol. 239) or in Anglo-Saxon minuscule of the Fulda type saec. IX (fol. 223v, etc.). A few variae lectiones in a somewhat sloping uncial saec. VI. Numerous glosses in small Anglo-Saxon cursive minuscule of the same type as found in St Petersburg Lat. Q. v. I. 15 and Oxford Douce 140 (CLA 2.237) are seen on foll. 435v–441v; the most characteristic letters are flat-topped g and e in ligature having the lower bow reversed this may be the hand of Boniface himself, the patron saint of Fulda. Glosses scratched in with stylus in minuscule saec. VIII–IX and in Notae Tironianae are seen on many pages.


☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 21. ☛Index Tironianorum. ☛Weber-Gryson, Vulgata MS F (NT, Laod).

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