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Volume / Number: 3 / 357

CLA 357
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana O. 136 Sup. (foll. 1–16) [palimpsest old]
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. This MS is among those acquired by Antonio Olgiati, the first Prefect of the Ambrosiana, and was sent by him from Avignon where he was in 1606: the inside of the front cover has in his writing the entry: 'Hunc codicem notis adspersum Avenione uehendum curauimus.'

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66459
Support Parchment
Contents Ambrosius, Homiliae (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is an expert, graceful, but rather unusual type of half-uncial: uncial A is shaped like an oval sack tied at the top, and is often small and suspended above the base-line; the shaft of b, as of other tall letters, is club-shaped; the hasta of F is high; the second stroke of N curves somewhat and touches the right upright high above the line; the bow of q is a perfect oval; U is somewhat cup-shaped, especially when suprascript; i-longa occurs initially and often when the preceding letter is , a feature encountered in very ancient script. A marginal entry in beautiful small contemporary half-uncial is seen at the foot of fol. 10, which may be the insertion of an omission.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2651.

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