|Script||Uncial and Mixed Half-Uncial|
|Date||VI (533 - 550)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written probably at Byzantium soon after the promulgation of the Code on 16 December 533. A doubtful tradition connects it with South Italy. Was at Pisa by the middle of the twelfth century, where it was regarded as a civic treasure as early as 1284. Taken to Florence in 1406 as a trophy of war. Reached the Laurenziana some time after 1786.
|TM Number||TM 66369|
|Contents||Iustinianus, Digesta seu Pandecta.|
Script is an expert uncial of a definite type found in a number of legal MSS (see CLA 3.293), written by not too careful scribes, who often allowed half-uncial elements to slip in (especially m, r, and ꞅ): the bow of uncial A is small, low, and rounded; B rises above the line, the lower bow resembling an inclined oval; G has its tail turning up to the right (in one hand); the upright of R descends below the line, the bow touches the line, and the last stroke is almost horizontal. A peculiar half-uncial is used in the prefatory matter (foll. 11v–19), and in marginalia: uncial A and G have the uncial form, and the tail of G turns upward to the right; R shows the transition from uncial to half-uncial; ꞅ has the peculiar upper stroke resembling an elongated comma. In parts of the MS a large letter begins each column. Numerous interesting marginalia in a variety of scripts, mostly contemporary.
☛Formerly Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (Codex Pisanus F). ☛Seider, Paläographie II.2, no.25. ☛Lowe, Palaeographical Papers 2 (1972), pl. 64 and 111. ☛De re diplomatica, p. 356 and pl. VII. 3.
|Last modified||16 November 2017|