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Volume / Number: 3 / 334

CLA 334
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana D. 268 inf.
Script Cursive Minuscule
Date VIII (701 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin doubtless Bobbio. The curious use of two diverse scripts reflects the mixture of North Italian and Celtic culture. The MS was once bound with Ambros. O. 212 sup. (CLA 3.361); both MSS have the curious z-shaped sign of punctuation. The usual Bobbio ex-libris with the number 49 stands on fol. 1. The MS was No. 36 in the Bobbio inventory of 1461.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66434
Support Parchment
Contents Ambrosius, De Spiritu Sancto.
Script Commentary

Script is a rather rapid uncalligraphic North Italian cursive minuscule penned by an Irish hand under French influence: h with the shaft bending backward, and the ligature fl with the l sweeping below the line recall Merovingian charters; u is often suprascript; y is short and dotted; the ti ligature is used indifferently for both hard and soft sound of ti; the Greek uncial on fol. 16 recalls Irish penmanship.


☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 27.

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