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Volume / Number: 4 / 423

CLA 423
  • Rome Italy Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale 2107 (Sessoriano 77)
Script Uncial
Date VIII² (751 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Written doubtless in North Italy. Was at Nonantola by the ninth century: on fol. 1, originally left blank, a ninth-century librarian entered the contents of the MS ('in hoc uolumine continentur', etc.) followed by the note, written in red ink: 'Hic codex adquisitus est per dōm anselmū abb. et est de primo armario'. Abbott Anselm died in 803. The index with which the MS opens has 13 items: 11 of these (3–13) occur, in precisely the same order, in Fulda Bonifatianus 2, saec. VIII.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66529
Support Parchment
Contents Eucherius, Formulae Spirituales, Instructiones.
Script Commentary

Script is an uncial of the later type: the bow of uncial A is a small, narrow oval resting low, often just above the base-line; B has a protruding lower bow; the hasta of uncial E is high; the second upright of N is often comma-like; U and X have a different shape when used as numerals; Z is strikingly broad. Some marginalia in uncial (fol. 94v) and half-uncial (fol. 96); an interlinear addition in early Nonantola script (fol. 60v); later corrections passim.

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