|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.
|TM Number||TM 61316|
|Contents||Flavius Iosephus, Antiquitates Iudaicae (5.334–10.204).|
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.
|Last modified||14 July 2021|