|Script||Uncial, Half-Uncial, Irish Majuscule|
|Date||VII² (651 - 700)|
|Origin and Provenance|
|TM Number||TM 66446|
|Contents||Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, 1–2 Sm, 3–4 Rg).|
The work of replacing text was accomplished by scribes writing uncial, half-uncial, and Irish majuscule. The uncial is natural and calligraphic: the bow of uncial A ends in a downward antenna; the hasta of uncial E is high and the eye is closed; the bow of h is high and full; the base of L is broad and makes a right angle; the uprights of N are thin; T has a slightly wavy base at right angles to the stem. The half-uncial is a somewhat compressed type seen in other early MSS from Bobbio, as Ambros. I. 61 sup., likewise a Gothic palimpsest (CLA 3.351): b has a characteristic broad bow curling in; the hasta of f is low and rests on the line; Ᵹ is almost minuscule (on page 462 the same or a similar hand uses once an unmistakable Irish Ᵹ); L has a fairly broad base at right angles to the stem; N resembles H with a slightly sagging cross-bar; the cross-stroke of ꞇ curves down at the left, now and then forming a loop; uncial G and R occur. The Irish majuscule is bold and calligraphic: d, n, R, S, and (less often) ꞅ are used; the same or a similar hand corrected and retraced many pages. A verse omitted by the sixth-century half-uncial scribe has been inserted in the margin of page 150 by a seventh-century Irish hand; the omission is marked by ꝺ in the text answered by h before the marginal insertion.
☛CLA date changed from saec. VII to follow Engelbert, Rev. Béned. 78 (1968), p. 237–238. ☛M. van den Hout, 'Gothic palimpsests of Bobbio' Scriptorium 6 (1952) 91-93.
|Last modified||31 July 2017|