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CLA 292
  • Florence Italy Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana 18112 (P. S. I. 1182)
Script Uncial
Date V–VI (480 - 520)
Origin and Provenance

Written in some great centre of calligraphy, probably at Byzantium. Acquired at Cairo by Signorina Medea Norsa in 1933. Found at the ancient Antinoë.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 59956
Support Parchment
Contents Gaius, Institutiones (3.153–4, 167–74, 4.16–18, fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a stately calligraphic uncial, of a distinct type, also seen in a number of other legal MSS, including the Gaius of Verona and the Laurentian Digests described in CLA 3.295, written by a hand accustomed to Greek: the bow of uncial A is a low roundish hook; B is high, the upper part is open and the lower bow is an oval leaning to the left; the hasta of uncial E is fine; the tail of G has an upward hook to the right; O is made in the Greek manner, with the axis vertical; the bows of P and uncial Q are full; that of R descends to the base-line, the last stroke being almost horizontal; S at line-ends has the peculiar form, with comma-like upper stroke, seen in the Florentine Digests. Marginalia in contemporary Greek uncial, very tiny and expert, including some Latin words in b-d uncial.

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