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Volume / Number: 3 / 356

CLA 356
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana M. 77 Sup. (fly-leaves)
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI² (551 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Italy, or possibly in Africa. The main MS has on fol. 1 the usual Bobbio ex-libris and the number 59. Obtained from Bobbio in 1606 by Cardinal Borromeo. The back fly-leaves of Ambros. G. 58 sup., which also contain Augustinus de Doctrina Christiana, manifestly come from a companion volume: they are of nearly the same size and were punctuated and corrected by the same reader.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66458
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, De Doctrina Christiana (2.23.36–24.37).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert, regular half-uncial: a is closed; the upper stroke of F and of is rather flat and forms an angle with the upright; has a well-developed lower bow; the shoulder of r sweeps far down; resembles c with a slightly sinuous fore-stroke. Letters do not stand on the line, but are transected by it, a feature also found in Codex k and in Codex e of the Gospels, both supposed to represent the African text, and in one of the oldest MSS of the African writer Cyprian, Ambros. D. 519 inf. + Turin F. IV. 27 + Vatic. Lat. 10959. An interlinear insertion in contemporary small half-uncial occurs on fol. Av, as well as a marginal entry in very fine script.

Last modified 18 July 2017