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Volume / Number: 3 / 399

CLA 399
  • Naples Italy Biblioteca Nazionale Lat. 3
Script Uncial
Date V ex (476 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Italy, and probably in the North. Given by Antonio Seripando (†1531) to the Augustinian monastery of S. Giovanni a Carbonara, Naples. Removed to Vienna in 1717 and returned to Naples in 1919.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66503
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Lc 10.6–23.10, Mc 2–15 passim).
Name Codex Vindobonensis.
Script Commentary

Script is a very expert, graceful uncial of the oldest type: the bow of uncial A is pointed; the lower bow of B is very full, the upper tiny and mostly open, rising slightly above the head-line; the eye of uncial E is open and the hasta is mostly high; uncial M normally begins with a straight line, a sign of antiquity; the bows of P and R are small and open; that of q is large. Early cursive in fine sixth-century characters occurs in the margins of foll. 94v, 128v, 129v, 131, 132 (to the right of the first three lines). Several leaves are palimpsest: the scribe apparently turned them upside-down to rewrite the same text (cf. fol. 110).


☛Formerly Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 1235. ☛McGurk, Gospel books no. 99.

Last modified 19 April 2022