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Volume / Number: 2 / 153

CLA 153
  • Durham United Kingdom Cathedral Library MS B.IV.6 (fol. 169*)
Script Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain; the probability is that the MS was written in Italy and constitutes one of the excellent sixth-century Italian models which were available in Northumbria.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66257
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (1 Mcc. 6.59–7.2).
Script Commentary

Script is well-shaped regular uncial, but not of the oldest type. It is characterized by the pronounced hair-line finials to F and L, by the shallow looped bow of uncial A, the thin tail of G, and the full bows of and P, which are imitated in Northumbrian uncial.


☛Gneuss no. 245. ☛Lowe, Palaeographical papers 2, p. 475–6.

Last modified 31 July 2017