|Date||VI¹ (501 - 550)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in an important centre of legal studies in the Eastern part of the Roman Empire, probably at Byzantium. Found at Antinoë.
|TM Number||TM 64897|
|Contents||Iustinianus, Corpus Iuris Civile.|
Script is bold, roundish uncial of the distinct type of which the most noted representative is the Florentine Digests (CLA 3.295) and which is seen in a number of other legal manuscripts (cf. CLA 12.1723); the characteristic letters are tall B and R with the bow descending to the base-line and the final stroke approaching the horizontal. Extensive marginalia in a much smaller and finer script by the same hand: d, r, and ꞅ have the half-uncial forms; the top stroke of ꞅ is a pronounced curve resembling a comma, a feature also occurring in one hand of the Florentine Digests referred to above and earlier in the Fragmentum de Formula Fabiana, in the Oxyrhynchus papyrus of Terence, and in a parchment fragment from Antinoë (CLA 8.1042, 10.**1042, and 12.1717 and 1712).
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|Last modified||03 July 2017|