|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.
|TM Number||TM 66387|
|Contents||Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt 19.3–Lc 20 med.).|
|Name||Gospels of St Marcellinus. Ancona Gospels.|
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.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|