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Volume / Number: 4 / 408

CLA 408
  • Perugia Italy Biblioteca Capitolare MS 2
Script Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain. The presumption is that the MS is a product of Central Italy. It was used liturgically, as the musical notation in the lesson of the Passion shows.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66512
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mc, Mt, Lc, Io, Act).
Script Commentary

Script is a minuscule with occasional admixture of uncial and cursive elements; Caroline a is the rule and is often delta-shaped, as in the uncial MS Vatic. Lat. 7809 (CLA 1.55); a occurs after r; both and d are used; ligatures include en, ra, re, and ri; the scribe drops into uncial occasionally and uses uncial letters in the midst of minuscule, probably because his exemplar was uncial. The MS has suffered much from damp at the edges.

Last modified 30 April 2019