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Volume / Number: 3 / **325

CLA **325
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana C. 238 inf. (fly-leaves)
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana E. 26 inf. (fly-leaves)
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale F.III.8 (offsets)
Script Half-Uncial
Date V–VI (480 - 520)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in North Italy and certainly in a centre of great calligraphic tradition. Used at Bobbio for purposes of repairing fly-leaves of Bobbio MSS. The familiar Bobbio ex-libris with the number 76 is seen on fol. 3 of C. 238 inf., and on fol. 1 of E. 26 inf. stand two Bobbio ex-libris with the inventory number 4.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66422
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, De Civitate Dei (16, 18, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a very expert, graceful half-uncial of the best type: the shoulder of r sweeps boldly down. Marginalia by several hands in b-d uncial, sloping b-d uncial, sloping half-uncial, and cursive are seen in scraps in E. 26 inf.; some seem contemporary, none is later than saec. VI.
S1 p. 353 adds: The similarity between the writing bere and that of the marginalia in Milan MS. E. 26 inf. suggests that the Turin fragment originally belonged to the same codex. Cf. M. Ferrari, 'Spigolature bobbiesi', Italia medioevale e umanistica 16 (1973) 6, no.3 .

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