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CLA 166
  • London United Kingdom British Library Add. MS 17212 (foll. 1–8, 10–13) [palimpsest new]
Script Cursive Script
Date VI² (551 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in North Italy. Used for rewriting in the tenth century in the near East. Came from the monastery of S Maria Deipara in the Nitrian desert; acquired by the British Museum in 1847.

CLA Vol. 2
TM Number TM 66270
Support Parchment
Contents Explanationes in Donatum (I).
Script Commentary

Written in an expert cursive charter-hand, bearing some resemblance to the cursive script of North Italy: one form of the ri ligature could be mistaken for n; the form of uncial E shaped like a cursive Greek theta is noteworthy; it is also found in the 'Benedictio Cerei' in cursive preceding the Augustinus de Baptismo in uncial in the famous Escorial MS.


☛CLA first-edition date (VII) changed to follow second edition. ☛P. De Paolis, Manuscripts and Tradition of Grammatical Texts from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Cassino 2000, pp. 201–21. ☛Lowe, Palaeographical Papers 2, pl. 115.

Last modified 21 June 2017