|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.'
|TM Number||TM 66459|
|Contents||Ambrosius, Homiliae (fragm.).|
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 ꞇ, 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.
|Last modified||22 June 2017|