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Volume / Number: 2 / 162

CLA 162
  • London United Kingdom British Library Add. MS 5463
Script Uncial
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Written by the monk Lupus for Ato, who is probably to be identified with Ato, Abbot (736–60) of San Vincenzo al Volturno near Benevento, though on the ground of text Berger has claimed this MS for France. Corrected, annotated, and used liturgically in the tenth century in the Beneventan area. On fol. 76v is a thirteenth-century inventory of books of St Peter's, Benevento. Richard Bentley (1662–1742) used this MS when it belonged to the famous physician, Richard Mead. Acquired for the British Museum in 1794.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66266
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Lc, Mc, Mt, Io).
Name Codex Beneventanus.
Script Commentary

Script a bold and fairly regular uncial; the bow of uncial A is very pointed, the tongue of uncial E low, L has a downward hair-line, X is made in three strokes, Y is dotted. Marginal insertions in Beneventan saec. X.


☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 18. ☛Canon tables from a sixth-century MS: C. Stiegemann, M. Wemhoff, Kunst und Kultur der Karolingerzeit, 2 (1999), p. 704–5.

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