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Volume / Number: 3 / 297a

CLA 297a
  • Florence Italy Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Lat. XLV. 15 (foll. 1–56)
Script Anglo-Saxon Minuscule
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably at Tours, doubtless in the same scriptorium and at the same time as the part in early Caroline minuscule described in the next item, local and Anglo-Saxon scribes collaborating, as in the British Museum Egerton MS of Jerome (2.196ab): the presence of some lines in the genuine Tours script (see next item) and the textual affinity with Vatic. Regin. Lat. 1484, a pure Tours product, support this view. Brought to Italy in 1436 by J. Jouffroy (1412–1473). In the upper margin of fol. 1 over an erasure stands the owner's mark 'Antonii Petrei Florent. Liber No. 70'. A similar entry on foll. 136 and 152v. At the foot of the last page is another erasure, probably also of an early ex-libris.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66396
Support Parchment
Contents Donatus, Interpretationes Vergilianae Aeneidos.
Script Commentary

Script is a calligraphic Anglo-Saxon minuscule by an expert hand.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 1227. ☛S.A. Landis, 'Transmission of the Interpretationes Vergilianae' Aevum 84 (2010) 519–28.

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