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CLA 350
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana I. 61 Sup. [palimpsest new]
Script Irish Majuscule
Date VII² (651 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written by Irish scribes, probably at Bobbio. Used liturgically over a long period: two rubrics were inserted in fourteenth/fifteenth century Gothic minuscule (foll. 82–83), and the same hand touched up, with red, capitals in the lesson from John read in Holy Week. The fifteenth-century Bobbio ex-libris with the No. 6 stands on fol. 1 and (without the number) on fol. 2. It was No. 6 in the inventory of 1461. The MS is remarkable for its text.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66451
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io, Act).
Script Commentary

Script is an Irish majuscule by more than one hand employing A and a, N and n, R and r, S and in varying proportion depending on the scribe: d is regularly half-uncial; the cross-stroke of tends to bend down to the left; y, unlike the usual Irish form, is v-shaped and dotted, as in O. 212 sup. (CLA 3.361). Marginal entries in early uncial (fol. 2), in cursive (foll. 1v, 54v, 65, 68v, 69 , 89, in ink now greenish) and in various Irish hands (fol. 15, etc.).


☛Steffens, Paléographie latine, Pl. 27.

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