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Volume / Number: 4 / **437

CLA **437
  • Trento Italy Castello del Buonconsiglio s.n.
  • London United Kingdom British Library Add. MS 40107
  • Dublin Ireland Trinity College MS 1709
Script Uncial
Date V (401 - 500)
Origin and Provenance

Origin probably North Africa.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66281
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum (Vetus Latina) Evangelia purpurea.
Name Codex Palatinus.
Script Commentary

Script is a bold, rather individual uncial of the oldest type (a more expert scribe using gold wrote the opening lines of John and Luke on foll. 44, 119): the bow of uncial A is long and tapering; the upper bow of B is merely suggested by a horizontal; the hasta of uncial E is high and the eye mostly open; F, which has a tiny hasta, extends above and below the line and the tail of 𐌾 turns in, both letters recalling Rustic; the foot of L makes a right angle; uncial M is compressed and the first stroke is often straight; the bow of P and R is small; II resembles π and in a succession of minims the top serifs running together make reading difficult. On foll. 23 and 26 below a cross between the two columns are lection-marks in mixed uncial, repeated in the outer margin in North Italian cursive; similar liturgical notes in cursive on foll. 15v, 29, 31v, 102v.


☛CLA provenance (‘Origin uncertain’) changed to reflect CLA 12 p. IX. ☛Formerly Trento, Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio Cod. 1589. ☛Formerly Vienna, Nationalbibliothek 1185. ☛See also (CLA 2.**17).

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