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Volume / Number: 3 / 308

CLA 308
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana B. 31 Sup.
Script North Italian Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in North Italy. Belonged to Bobbio: was No. 100 in the inventory of 1461. The usual ex-libris (see CLA 3.352, 353) stands on fol. 1 (cf. also foll. 117, 213v). At the end of the MS in a later hand using the same script are a number of additions including a litany which on fol. 214v has 'ut imperatoribus nosr hluduiuucus et luthari uitam et sanitatem adque uictoriam tones’ which dates this addition as prior to 840.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66405
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Liber Differentiarum; Glossarium.
Script Commentary

Script is a pre-Caroline minuscule of North Italian type with a number of cursive elements: the broken form of c is very common; i-longa occurs, and the ligature ti is used indifferently for the hard and soft sounds of ti; capital B and L at the beginning of a sentence are apt to have the Insular majuscule forms.


☛P. Engelbert, Rev. Bénéd. 78 (1968), p. 247–8 argues Bobbio provenance is uncertain. ☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2623.

Last modified 30 April 2019