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CLA 25
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 5704
Script Uncial
Date VI² (551 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. Marginal note on fol. 48v (Caroline minuscule saec. IX) seems French.

CLA Vol. 1
TM Number TM 66120
Support Parchment
Contents Philo Carpasinus, Enarratio in Canticum Canticorum, trans. Epiphanius Scholasticus.
Script Commentary

The script is a careful uncial not of the oldest type: S is top-heavy; the middle stem of M turns to the right; the bows are often poorly joined. Parchment good. Ink has scaled off the flesh-side. Seems to have been written with a reed pen.


☛F. Troncarelli argues the codex came from Cassiodorus’s library at Vivarium in Scrittura e Civiltà 12 (1988), p. 56–7. ☛Index Tironianorum, noting Troncarelli’s reading ‘perlectus Cassidorus’ as ‘nicht haltbar’.

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