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CLA 381
  • Monte Cassino Italy Archivio Della Badia 753
Script Early Beneventan Minuscule
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Written in South Italy, presumably at Monte Cassino. The MS is imperfect at the beginning and the end, and no ex-libris exists.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66483
Support Parchment
Contents Isidorus, Sententiae.
Script Commentary

Script is an early example of South Italian minuscule, rapid and expert, with numerous ligatures in t: the ti ligature is used for both soft and hard sounds; the rule for i-longa is not yet strictly observed; a is often open like two contiguous c's; the back of c is mostly broken; has normally the uncial form, g the minuscule; the loop of the cross-stroke of does not descend to the base-line.

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