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CLA 388
  • Naples Italy Biblioteca Nazionale Lat. 1 [palimpsest new]
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VII–VIII (680 - 720)
Origin and Provenance

Written at Bobbio over two Old-Latin biblical texts in fifth-century uncial (see CLA 3.389 and 390). Removed from Bobbio probably by Parrhasius (†1522). Later passed to Antonio Seripando (†1531), and from him to his brother Girolamo, Cardinal Archbishop of Salerno (†1563), who left his library to the Augustinians of S Giovanni a Carbonara, Naples. Removed in 1718 to Vienna and returned to Naples in 1919.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66489
Support Parchment
Contents Grammatica Varia: De Verbo ad Severum; Probus, Ars Minor; Appendix Probi.
Script Commentary

Script is a very expert finely penned cursive minuscule, distinctly North Italian: noteworthy are the upright form of a in ligature with another letter, the elongated loop of e, and the 7-shaped form of t when combined with i; i-longa is used regularly at the beginning of a word, even in 'illa', and medially for the semi-vocal sound; capital Q has its tail turned up into the bow; y is v-shaped and dotted.


☛CLA script (North Italian Pre-caroline Minuscule) changed to follow CLA 4 p. VI. ☛Formerly Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 17. ☛Index Tironianorum.

Last modified 30 April 2019