Volume / Number: 3 / 406
|Script||Pre-Caroline Minuscule and Half-Uncial|
|Date||VIII² (751 - 800)|
|Origin and Provenance||
Written in North Italy, probably from a Spanish archetype, to judge from the contents of the MS, certain abbreviations, and the type of abbreviation-stroke.
|TM Number||TM 66510|
Script in most of the MS is a North Italian pre-Caroline minuscule based on cursive, showing, except for the t, a superficial resemblance to Beneventan: c has often the broken form; the shoulder of r often rises above the line and extends over the next letter, a North Italian feature; the ti ligature is used for both the hard and soft sound. The half-uncial, which begins on fol. 40v, the second page of the sixth quire, and continues to fol. 51v, the eighth page of the seventh quire, is of a very late type verging on minuscule, the most striking features being the hair-like finials of descenders and the marked horizontal finials of tall letters; ꝺ retains the uncial form; n is minuscule. Uncial is used for an opening line.
|Last modified||22 June 2017|