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Volume / Number: 3 / 319

CLA 319
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana C. 77 Sup. (foll. 153–244)
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI ex (576 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in North Italy, perhaps at Verona. This part of the MS has no Bobbio ex-libris and is apparently not included in the Bobbio inventory. The binding is modern, but the two parts came from Bobbio together, according to the notice entered at the beginning of the MS by Olgiati, the first Prefect of the Ambrosiana.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66416
Support Parchment
Contents Severianus, Homiliae.
Script Commentary

Script is a not very expert half-uncial of an old type: a is now closed, now open; the hasta of F is not high; the half-uncial form of looks squelched, here and there the uncial form occurs; the oblique stroke of N is thin, the uprights thick; resembles c with an extensive approach stroke; the lower left leg of x often turns in; the shafts of tall letters often have a little tag to the left. An uncial hand saec. VI ex. made corrections and additions in the margin (foll. 173, 182). Marginalia in seventh and eighth century cursive are seen as probationes pennae on many pages: the one on fol. 182v has the e with the reversed lower bow and the form of ꞅꞅ run together found in North Italian charters and MSS. A few shorthand symbols of the type used by North Italian notaries occur on fol. 241v.


Index Tironianorum.

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