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Volume / Number: 11 / 1637

CLA 1637
  • León Spain Cathedral Archive 15 (foll. 15–16, 19, 24–25, 31–34, 46–47, 50–51, etc.) [palimpsest old]
Script Uncial
Date VII (ante 669?) (601 - 668)
Origin and Provenance

Written in the Visigothic kingdom, probably in the same scriptorium which produced the Cassianus, MS Vatic. Lat. 5766 (CLA 1.44), where discarded legal manuscripts were available for rewriting. Contains a constitutio of the Visigothic king Theudis found in no other known manuscript.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67803
Support Parchment
Contents Lex Romana Visigothorum.
Script Commentary

Script is a narrow rapid uncial leaning to the left and closely resembling the script of MS Vatic. Lat. 5766 (Cassianus on top of various legal palimpsests): the bow of A is small and hangs above the line; G and ; i-longa occurs for the yod-sound (eIus); the oblique of N is usually thinner than the uprights; the top of T forms a loop at the left; v-shaped U is frequently suprascript at and near line-end; ligatures occur (e.g. OR, UR). Small Rustic capitals are used for dates, sloping half-uncial for the phrase 'interpretatione non indiget' following the text of the respective law.

Last modified 21 June 2017