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CLA 19
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 3867
Script Rustic Capital
Date V² (451 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. By the thirteenth century the MS was preserved in the Abbey of St Denis near Paris (ex-libris ‘Iste liber est bi dyon’ on fol. 4, and the St Denis press-mark saec. XIV on fol. 309v). Contains fifteenth-century entries in French script and the name ‘Jehan Courtoys’. Came into the Papal Library at least as early as the time of Sixtus IV (1471–84).

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 62975
Support Parchment
Contents Vergilius, Bucolica, Georgica, Aeneis.
Name Vergilius Romanus. (R)
Script Commentary

Script very expert; F, B, and L rise above the line; the second upright of H resembles reclining C.


☛CLA date (V) changed. ☛L. Traube, ‘Das Alter des Codex Romanus des Virgil’ Strena Helbigiana 307–14. ☛J. Ruysschaert, Lignes d’un examen codicologique du ‘Virgile Vatican’ et du ‘Virgile romain’, Atti del convegno internazionale ‘il libro e il testo’, 1984, p. 25–36. ☛D. H. Wright, Codicological notes on the Vergilius Romanus, Studi e testi 345 (1992). ☛J. P. Gumpert, The quires of the Vergilius Romanus, Quinio 1 (1999), p. 57–72. ☛D. H. Wright, The Roman Vergil and the origins of medieval book design, London 2001. ☛Steffens, Paléographie latine Pl. 19.

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