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Volume / Number: 11 / 1608

CLA 1608
  • St Petersburg Russia Russian National Library Lat. F. v. I. 12 (foll. 47–62)
Script Uncial
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North Italy, almost beyond doubt at Ravenna, the city of St Apollinaris, possibly in the scriptorium which produced the Mombello Rotulus from Ravenna, with which it agrees in script and punctuation (cf. CLA 3.371). Belonged to Corbie until 1638. At St-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, the composite volume of which this manuscript is a part bore the number 666, later 1038. Acquired by Peter Dubrowsky in 1791, by the Imperial Library in 1805.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67773
Support Parchment
Contents Passio S Apollinaris.
Script Commentary

Script is large uncial of Italian type: the bow of A is small and often has a pendant hair-line; the base of B sometimes extends beyond the bow; C and E ending in a small shaded triangle are formed in the Greek manner (cf. CLA 3.371); the second upright of N is comma or wedge-shaped; R is mostly high-waisted and S top-heavy; LL run together; descenders are rather long and stake-shaped; capital D is used in the concluding lines. The scribe wrote the formula 'ꝹEO GRATIAS' four times at the end to form a cross. An Italian minuscule hand saec. VIII–IX added the Explicit on fol. 62.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2310a.

Last modified 18 July 2017