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Volume / Number: 3 / 404

CLA 404
  • Naples Italy Biblioteca Nazionale IV. A. 8 (foll. 40–47) [palimpsest old]
Script Uncial
Date VI (501 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written probably in North Italy, to judge from the character of the script, which shows some resemblances to Bobbio uncial. The ancient leaves were re-used in the eighth century, doubtless at Bobbio, for copying the Liber Pontificalis. For the later history of the MS see preceding item.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66508
Support Parchment
Contents Gargilius Martialis, De Re Rustica (fragm.).
Script Commentary

Script is a well-formed, somewhat heavy uncial: the bow of uncial A is rather full; the upper bow of B and R is fair-sized and does not touch the stem; the hasta of uncial E is high and the eye is closed; the oblique stroke of N curves somewhat at the end; S is top-heavy. The whole script seems to incline to the left.

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