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Volume / Number: 3 / 304

CLA 304
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana Cimelio MS II/1
Script Cursive Minuscule
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North Italy, probably at Milan. Belonged to the monastery of S Ambrogio, Milan, where it was regarded as the autograph of Rufinus, to whom the version was attributed. Given to Cardinal Federico Borromeo for the Ambrosiana in 1605.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 61316
Support Papyrus
Contents Flavius Iosephus, Antiquitates Iudaicae (5.334–10.204).
Script Commentary

Script is a very expert flowing cursive minuscule with numerous old ligatures; there is a distinct inclination to the right; several scribes collaborated: pp. 1–16 are by a hand using cursive g and n, p. 17–184 by a hand using uncial G normally, cursive g in ligature and uncial N more frequently than the minuscule; the broken form of c is very frequent; a and u are frequently suprascript; i-longa is used regularly initially and medially, but also in mid-word after r or t, a feature of older scripts; z in both hands goes well below the line, a North Italian characteristic. Numerous marginalia in ordinary minuscule saec. X.


☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 23. ☛DCLP.

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