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Volume / Number: 4 / 427

CLA 427
  • Rome Italy Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Sessoriano 590 (LXXV)
Script Pre-Caroline Minuscule
Date VIII–IX (780 - 820)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy, probably at Nonantola. The MS was certainly at Nonantola by the ninth century, to judge by additions on foll. 366v–367. Migrated to Santa Croce, Rome, in the seventeenth century. Stolen during the Napoleonic period and later acquired by Sir Thomas Phillipps, in whose library at Cheltenham it had the number 12263. Entered Mr A. Chester Beatty’s collection in 1924, where it bore the number 6. Acquired by the Italian government in 1932.

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66533
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Contents Eugippius, Excerpta ex Operibus Augustini.
Script Commentary

Script is a somewhat careless, not very expert, North Italian pre-Caroline minuscule similar to that of Sessor. 94 and Vittor. Eman. 1006 (CLA 4.425 and 428): c is often broken; is uncial; frequent ligatures with i and with as in Beneventan; the two forms of ti are used indifferently for the hard and the soft sound.


☛Formerly Cheltenham, Private collection Phillipps 12263; formerly Dublin, Chester Beatty Library 6; formerly Rome, Bibl. Naz. Vittor. Eman. 1006.

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