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Volume / Number: 3 / 387

CLA 387
  • Naples Italy Biblioteca Nazionale 108901 / 1451
Script Rustic Capital
Date I in (-30 - 25)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy before 79—the date of the eruption of Vesuvius. Unrolled by C. Paderni in 1802 and by G. B. Malesci in 1830. Drawings were made by F. Celentano in 1830. Ten drawings exist.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66488
Support Papyrus
Contents Lucius Manlius Torquatus, Opus incertum (juridical speech, with final title).
Script Commentary

Script is a well-formed Rustic capital with marked contrast between the thick and thin strokes: A has no bar; B is tall with the upper bow very small and the lower protruding; D, M, and N are broad; E and F are easily confused; H has the form found in capitalis Quadrata; U is pointed as in capitalis Quadrata. Uprights have a thick sinuous base, recalling brush technique.


☛P. Radiciotti, Scrittura e Civiltà 22 (1988), p. 353–370, p. 361 and n. 25. ☛Seider, Paläographie II.1, p. 34 pl. II.2.

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