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Volume / Number: S / 1801

CLA 1801
  • Oslo Norway Private Collection Schøyen MS 30
Script Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy, as one can judge from its marked similarity to the Ancona Gospels (CLA 3.278). The strips were used in an early binding of Johannes Leunclavius, Ius Graeco-Romanum, vol. 2, printed in Frankfurt in 1595 and owned by Lord Herbert of Cherbury (†1648). Later in the possession of the Earl of Powis from whom it was obtained by the dealer H. P. Kraus in 1967.

CLA Vol. S
TM Number TM 67927
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelium (Vulgata, Mt 6.22–28, 8.8–16).
Script Commentary

Script is regular stately uncial not of the oldest type, to be compared to the Ancona Gospels mentioned above: the bow of A is attenuated and pointed; the upper bow of B forms a small triangle; the hasta of E is fairly high; the base of L terminates in a tiny triangle; the top of T usually has a thickening only at the left; bows and round letters are ample and full-blown.


☛Formerly New York, Private collection H. P. Kraus number unknown.

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