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Volume / Number: 3 / 405

CLA 405
  • Naples Italy Biblioteca Nazionale IV. D. 59
Script Uncial
Date VI–VII (580 - 620)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy, presumably in the North, if the form of z used by the earliest seventh-century annotator may be taken as a guide. However, the punctuation by means of groups of dots, used by another early reader, points rather to South Italy. The MS was certainly in the hands of a South Italian reader by the tenth century, as is seen from the various marginal entries in Beneventan. It has been connected with Bobbio, but on no definite evidence. 'No. 85' in an eighteenth-century hand is seen in the upper left-hand corner of the opening page.

CLA Vol. 3
TM Number TM 66509
Support Parchment
Contents Hieronymus, Epistulae; Augustinus, Sermones (351).
Script Commentary

Script is a natural, though not very expert, uncial excepting the rounded hand on foll. 104–119v: the bow of uncial A is often high; the third stroke of N is wedge-shaped or comma-like; half-uncial occurs at line-ends; the lower left leg of X bends down instead of up. Numerous marginal entries in seventh-century cursive by several hands, the most expert using a form of elongated z found in North Italian charters and MSS; Beneventan marginalia saec. IX–X on foll. 16, 23, 25, 45, 53, 68, 75, etc.; Notae Tironianae on foll. 74v, 107, 110v, etc. Corrector's notes 'contuli ucumque' (sic) and 'emendaui utcumque' occur on foll. 44, 76.


Index Tironianorum.

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