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Volume / Number: S1 / 1825

CLA 1825
  • Freiburg Germany Universitätsbibliothek Fragm. 63
Script Uncial
Date VII¹ (601 - 650)
Origin and Provenance

Origin probably Italy. The fragment was used to reinforce the binding of a 1554 edition of Dioscorides bound by the Freiburg binder Caspar Reppich. In all probability it is a remnant of the Lorsch manuscript which had been used by Johannes Sichardus for his editio princeps of 1527. Like other Lorsch manuscripts it may bave belonged to Charlemagne's court library; this may explain why another copy is attested in the catalogue of Saint-Riquier of 831, as Saint-Riquier probably had copies made from books of the court library.

CLA Vol. S1
TM Number TM 68694
Support Parchment
Contents Philo Iudaeus, Quaestiones super Genesin et Exodum (235–237, 244–245).
Script Commentary

Script, mostly scriptura continua, is a firm uncial of a later type with shafts slightly bending to the left—this is especially noticeable with the descenders; LL run together. Words are separated by thin strokes probably added by the editor Johannes Sichardus.


☛Freiburg catalogue entry.

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