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Volume / Number: 3 / 362

CLA 362
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana R. 57 Sup. [palimpsest new]
Script Uncial
Date VII (601 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Written no doubt at Bobbio, to judge by the uncial and half-uncial types of script. The usual Bobbio ex-libris and the number 142 are seen at the top of p. 1. The other Sedulius MS from Bobbio, in Rustic capital saec. VII (Turin E. IV. 42), seems to have no relation with our MS.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66464
Support Parchment
Contents Sedulius, Carmen Paschale.
Script Commentary

Script is an uncial of a late type seen in a number of Bobbio MSS: the lower bow of B protrudes; the curve of R often reaches the base-line; descenders are usually pointed. A cramped half-uncial, characteristic of Bobbio scribes, is used on most pages for writing the last line or two (mostly two), a trick probably learnt from Irish scribes who sometimes end a page of majuscule by a line or two of minuscule. Half-uncial letters intrude here and there even in the uncial lines (p. 15, 27, 31). An insertion in Bobbio cursive minuscule is seen in the upper margin of p. 2.

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