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Volume / Number: 10 / 1492

CLA 1492
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana S.P. II 97 (foll. A, B) [palimpsest new]
  • Vienna Austria Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Lat. 954 [palimpsest new]
Script Irish and Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless at Bobbio, to judge from the script and other palaeographical features.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67679
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Epistulae.
Script Commentary

Script is partly Irish minuscule (foll. 1–11v), partly Italian cursive minuscule (foll. 13v–15); the Irish hand seems identical with one of the scribes of Naples MS Lat. 2 (foll. 42*–75) (CLA 3.394): u is often suprascript and cup-shaped; ligatures include bi, bꞅ, li, ꞇi, and, especially noteworthy in both manuscripts, ti ligature (for hard and soft ti); the Italian script resembles certain hands found in Milan, Ambros. L. 99 sup. (CLA 3.353): i-longa occasionally in mid-word; the st ligature has the typical North Italian form with the leaning backwards; ti ligature is used for hard and soft ti.

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