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Volume / Number: 3 / **364

CLA **364
  • Milan Italy Biblioteca Ambrosiana S. 36 Sup. [palimpsest new]
  • Turin Italy Biblioteca Nazionale F.IV.1 Fasc. 10 [palimpsest new]
Script Uncial
Date VII² (651 - 700)
Origin and Provenance

Rewritten over a discarded text of Ulfilas, doubtless at Bobbio. Registered in the inventory of 1461 either as No. 74 or 75. Some of its leaves were used as binding material. For other Bobbio MSS written over Gothic, see CLA **26 b+c, 344b, 351, 365.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66466
Support Parchment
Contents Gregorius Magnus, Homiliae in Ezechielem (with end title); Isidorus, Quaestiones in Vetus Testamentum (In Genesim).
Script Commentary

Script is a late, rather inexpert uncial of a type characteristic of Bobbio: the lower bow of B protrudes decidedly; L frequently rests above the base-line; the third stroke of N is an elongated virgula; O is often pointed; the bow of R is low; the top of T curves down at the left; the lower left branch of X turns up to the right. Here and there half-uncial letters intrude. Compressed half-uncial is used for final line or lines of sections, as in the Bobbio Sedulius MS (CLA 3.362). Offsets of an uncial MS are seen on pages 191, 192, and of a MS in Rustic capital on pages 82, 142–153, and others.


☛CLA date (VII) changed to follow P. Engelbert, Rev. Béned. 78 (1968) pp. 237–8. ☛Identification of Isidore: D. E. Dekkers, Sacris Erudiri 9 (1957), p. 110–14. ☛M. van den Hout, 'Gothic palimpsests of Bobbio' Scriptorium 6 (1952) 91-93.

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