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Volume / Number: 4 / 433

CLA 433
  • Rome Italy Biblioteca Vallicelliana B 62
Script Uncial
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Written north of the Alps in a fine centre of calligraphy with traditions of book-making and decoration similar to those in vogue in the schools which produced the Missale Francorum, Sacramentarium Gelasianum, Missale Gothicum in uncial (CLA 1.103, 105, 106) and several MSS in early French minuscule (CLA 2.174, 202b). It is highly probable that the BASINUS in the acrostic poem on foll. 214v–215v refers to the Bishop of Trèves of that name (671–695).

CLA Vol. 4
TM Number TM 66539
Support Parchment
Contents Iustus Urgellensis, In Cantica Canticorum.
Script Commentary

Script is a very neat, careful uncial of the latest type: V-shaped U is frequently suprascript; LL run together. Minuscule letters are occasionally used at line-ends (foll. 154v, 196v). A minuscule entry saec. VIII–IX on fol. 8v, originally blank.

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