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CLA 281
  • Brescia Italy Biblioteca Queriniana without number
Script Uncial
Date VI¹ (501 - 550)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in North Italy: the MS shares with the Codex Argenteus of Ulfilas now at Upsala and the Codex Rehdigeranus from Aquileia now at Breslau the peculiarity of having the Eusebian canons in arches at the foot of each page. Belonged to the monastery of S Giulia, Brescia. Two fly-leaves at the beginning and two at the end come from a thirteenth century treatise on canon law. The MS is exhibited in the Museo d'Arte Cristiana, and has to be brought to the Library to be consulted.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66390
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia. (Vetus latina, Mt, Io, Lc, Mc).
Name Codex Brixianus. Codex Purpureus.
Script Commentary

Script is a firm and regular uncial, not of the oldest type: the horizontal strokes of uncial E, F, L, T have wedge-shaped finials; the tail of G is longish; heavy descenders end in a hair-line; U at line-ends is often V-shaped; ligature UI at line-ends resembles open uncial Q.


☛Brown, In the Beginning No. 70.

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