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Volume / Number: 10 / 1473

CLA 1473
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Lat. 181
Script Uncial
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain, but manifestly identical with that of the palimpsest sister manuscript Paris Bibl. Nat. Lat. 18248 (CLA 5.673) which presumably was at Mont-Saint-Quentin near Noyon in the thirteenth century. Our manuscript was apparently in the hands of a Swiss or Alsatian scholar by the sixteenth century: there is thus some justification for deciphering the monogram 'V. Z.' (saec. XVI) on fol. A as Ulricus Zasius, lawyer at Constance and Freiburg-im-Breisgau (†1535), or as Johannes Ulricus Zasius (†1570), professor of law at Basel and later councillor of the Emperors Ferdinand I and Maximilian II. Came into the Palatine Library from the private collection of the Emperor Leopold I, presumably in 1666.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67659
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Contents Cosmographia; Itinerarium Provinciarum Antonini Augusti.
Script Commentary

Script is uncial of a late type, with a striking similarity to that of the Itinerarium Antonini in Paris Lat. 18248 (CLA 5.673): the bow of A rests on a short oblique stroke-this curious feature is also encountered in the display uncial on fol. 72 of Vienna 1224, the Cutbercht Gospel (CLA 10.1500); 𐌾 has a long straight tail; LL run together; the left bow of M is closed and smaller than the right; the third stroke of N is a long comma; the bow of R is rather broad. A somewhat later hand writes the restoration on fol. 60. Corrections by various eighth- and ninth-century hands in uncial and minuscule, some distinctly French (e.g. foll. 33, 38). Notae Tironianae ('hic' and 'require') occur here and there. The early interlinear entries suggest marked interest in Italy. A few notes saec. XV and XVI include German equivalents of the Latin names of some Swiss and Alsatian towns.


Index Tironianorum.

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