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CLA 328
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana D. 23 Sup.
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VII (601 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Bobbio. The external resemblance between this MS and the Ambrosian MS of Basilius (see CLA 3.312) suggests that they both have a similar origin. The familiar Bobbio ex-libris, without the number, is seen on fol. 2. The MS was No. 52 in the Bobbio inventory of 1461. For the fragment of Isidore in Insular script which formerly served as fly-leaves to this MS see next item.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66425
Support Parchment
Contents Orosius, Chronicon (imperf.).
Name Bobbio Orosius.
Script Commentary

Script is an expert Irish majuscule (verging on minuscule) of the peculiar type seen in Codex Usserianus I (CLA 2.271) and in the Ambrosian Basilius (CLA 3.312): and N occur in both the uncial and half-uncial forms; uncial R occurs here and there; is regularly half-uncial; uncial A occurs only as a capital; uncial G is seen on fol. 2; half-uncial has often the s-like form, even when not in ligature; L has a trick of resting high above the base-line; both branches of Y turn to the right, an Insular feature. Variant readings and corrections entered in the margin by the scribe have an overline answering to an overline in the text.


☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 26.

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