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Volume / Number: 3 / **26 b+c

CLA **26 b+c
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana E. 147 Sup. [palimpsest new]
  • Vatican City Italy Biblioteca del Vaticano Lat. 5750 [palimpsest new]
Script Half-Uncial and Early Minuscule
Date VII² (651 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North Italy, presumably at Bobbio. The poem entered by an eighth-century hand on pages 114 and 116 of the Milan portion deals with the Council of Pavia of the year 698; in fact the whole MS Vatic. Lat. 5750 + Ambros. E. 147 sup. is intimately connected with the ecclesiastical questions discussed at that Council.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66121
Support Parchment
Contents Acta Concilii Chalcedonensis.
Script Commentary

Script, by more than one hand, is mainly a rather inexpert half-uncial verging on minuscule varying in size in different parts and recalling Veronese half uncial: i-longa is used initially; the bar of N is thin and sags; minuscule n is frequent; the ligature aꞇ** occurs at line-ends, NT in mid-line. On pages 5–11 of the Vatican portion is seen a sloping minuscule with cursive elements and ligatures (see CLA 1.26c); corrections by this hand are found in the original half-uncial portions. Pages 114–116 of the Ambrosian part were originally not used for rewriting, but an eighth-century hand writing pre-Caroline minuscule entered on page 114 and on page 116 the 'Carmen de Synodo Ticinensi'. The hand is identical with that of the restorations in Ambros. C. 105 inf. (CLA 3.323b) where the same poem occurs on foll. 121–121v. For other details see CLA 1.26b and 26c.


☛CLA date (VII) changed to follow Engelbert, Rev. Béned. 78 (1968), p. 237–8. ☛M. van den Hout, 'Gothic palimpsests of Bobbio' Scriptorium 6 (1952) 91-93.

Last modified 10 July 2017