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Volume / Number: 4 / 420a

CLA 420a
Shelfmarks
  • Rome Italy Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Sessoriano 55 (2099)
Script Half-Uncial
Date VI² (551 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written most likely in North Italy, to judge by script of text and marginalia. Restored apparently at Nonantola saec. VIII–IX.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66525
Support Parchment
Contents Augustinus, Confessiones; Cassianus, Collationes; Ambrosius, Homiliae; Maximus Taurinensis, Sermones; Rufinus, trans. Basilius Caesariensis, Homiliae Morales (3).
Script Commentary

Script is a small half-uncial by very expert scribes; the eye of e is often open; the hasta of F is high; N resembles M, the second stroke being high and sagging; i-longa occurs initially and after r; suprascript u frequent; z descends far below the line; descenders turn upward to the right. Blank spaces at the end of quires were filled in by contemporary hands. Early or contemporary marginalia in expert cursive are seen on many pages (foll. 29, 33v, 39v, 179, 182 et passim) with d (with stroke through the end of the shaft), ēē, qᷤ, qᷝ for 'de, esse, qua, qui'. Notae Tironianae on foll. 101v; 102v, 109v, &c. Neumes on fol. 121 seem saec. XI.

Notes

Index Tironianorum.

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