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Volume / Number: 3 / 361

CLA 361
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana O. 212 Sup.
Script Irish Majuscule verging on Minuscule
Date VII ex (676 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably at Bobbio: the form of y, the type of initial, and the predominantly Spanish character of the text speak for North Italy rather than Ireland. Once bound up with the Bobbio MS of Ambros. D. 268 inf. (see CLA 3.334), written by an Irish hand using the same type of y and the same curious elongated z-shaped sign in punctuation. Was No. 58 in the Bobbio inventory of 1461: this number with the familiar fifteenth-century Bobbio ex-libris stands in the upper margin of fol. 2.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66463
Support Parchment
Contents Gennadius, De Ecclesiastis Dogmatibus; Fides Bachiarii; Fides "Quicumque Vult"; Fides "Hieronymi".
Script Commentary

Script is a vigorous but undisciplined Irish majuscule verging on minuscule (especially from the bottom of fol. 14v to the top of fol. 17) with some resemblance to the script of the Gospel MS I. 61 sup. (CLA 3.350), employing d and , N and n, R and r, and S; uncial or capital A occurs even in mid-line and sometimes resembles a delta; the shoulder of r occasionally rises above the following letter, a North Italian feature; here and there the cross-stroke of forms a loop to the left; y is v-shaped and dotted, unlike the typical Irish form; in the um ligature u is c-shaped with m hanging down vertically; the final lines of some pages are in a more compressed type of script, an Irish practice. An interlinear correction on fol. 14 recalls early Visigothic minuscule.

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