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Volume / Number: 3 / 278

CLA 278
  • Ancona Italy Biblioteca Dioscesana without number
Script Uncial
Date VI med (526 - 575)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy. Traditionally connected with S Marcellinus, Bishop of Ancona from 550, a tradition palaeographically acceptable. Used liturgically for a considerable period, especially during the seventh and eighth centuries. Repaired at the Vatican in 1910.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66387
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt 19.3–Lc 20 med.).
Name Gospels of St Marcellinus. Ancona Gospels.
Script Commentary

Script is a regular, well-formed uncial, but not of the oldest type: the bow of uncial A is attenuated and pointed; the base of L is rectangular and has a wedge-like finial; the uprights of N are thin, the oblique stroke shaded; the top of T is usually thickened at both ends, the base is a horizontal hair-line; the bows of uncial H, P, uncial Q, as well as C, uncial E, G, uncial M, and O are well-rounded and ample. Numerous liturgical notes in the margins, some in almost contemporary uncial, but mostly in sprawling script saec. VII or VIII and even X; few are legible, but they are doubtless of local origin; the oldest note is in sloping uncial, almost invisible, opposite Mt 26.1 on fol. 4v: Incipit passio dnī n ihū xpī.


☛Formerly Ancona, Archivio Capitolare without number.

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